Canterbury Christ Church University

BA or BSc Applied Criminology with Foundation Year

Criminology is the study of crime, criminal justice and its relationship with society; it dominates national and world news reports and is a constant feature in entertainment media. This degree prepares you for a range of exciting career paths focusing on criminal justice and the treatment of victims and offenders.

You will explore the true nature, extent and causes of crime, along with the methods used to manage crime and criminal behaviour. Our experienced teaching staff will take you through key criminological theories, applying them to your understanding of crime, the experiences of offenders and victims in the criminal justice system, and the ways in which society constructs crime problems and responds to criminal behaviour.

The varied expertise of the teaching staff allows you to explore these themes from a range of perspectives. You will also be supported by a range of criminal justice professionals and agencies, who teach on the course and provide volunteering and networking opportunities to help prepare you for your career.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be 32 UCAS Tariff points.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course

Career Prospects

Through this course, you'll have the opportunity to gain the core knowledge and skills required for many criminal justice careers, and transferable to other related careers. Graduates of the course typically secure posts within the police, the prison service, the probation service, youth work, private companies working in security, and third sector organisations working in crime control and victim support.

Further postgraduate study is also an option and you'll be encouraged to make the most of the volunteering and networking opportunities available throughout your course in order to enhance your employability.

Course Details

You'll gain a strong grounding in core criminological themes, concepts, debates and perspectives by studying a range of modules. These could include topics such as crime and social control, psychology and criminal justice, sexual and domestic abuse, victimology and cybercrime. You'll learn how to apply theories to a range of crime problems and understand how they relate to real life problems or scenarios.

Year 1

Crime: Representations and Realities
Crimes, Punishments and Societies
Crime: Narratives and Explanations
Introducing Crime, Offences & Justice
Introducing Psychology and Crime
Transnational Crime and Global Markets

Year 2

Crime and Social Control
Crime, Power and the State
Research Methods for Criminology
Crime and Social Harm
Criminology for a Just Society
Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation
Mental Health & Violence
News Media, Crime & Justice
Psychology and the Criminal Justice System
Sexual and Domestic Abuse
Youth, Crime and Justice

Year 3

Contemporary Issues in Criminology
Applied Criminology Individual Study
Crime, Deviance & Popular Culture
Cybercrime: Ethical, Professional and Legal Issues
Gangs and Serious Youth Offending
International Justice and Human Rights
Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System
Police Cultures and Society
Psychology of Serious and Prolific Offending
Punishment and the Prison: Reimagining Incarceration
Transnational and Organised Crime

Contemporary Issues in Psychology
Contemporary Issues in Sociology
Contemporary Issues in Criminology
Contemporary Issues in Politics
Academic Skills 1
Academic Skills 2

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