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BA (Hons) Criminology & Law

Studying Criminology and Law together provides a fascinating approach to two complementary fields in the Social Sciences. You will examine the foundations of legal study that underpin the relationship between crime, society and the law, focusing on the political, psychological and social aspects of criminology.

As well as gaining a detailed and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system, you will examine related elements of the legal system and critically analyse their connection with criminal behaviour in terms of the individual and wider society.

For this Criminology and Law degree, you get the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of two linked and well established areas of the social sciences. You will spend equal time on both disciplines.

The criminology aspects of this course explore how crime is controlled and prevented through policing and the criminal justice system, whilst law will concentrate on the English legal system, criminal law and human rights.

You’ll learn about crime’s complex relationship with social policy by analysing a variety of legal concepts and ethics, as well as the social, psychological and political effect crime has on the social world.

Course Information (Modules)

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law & Ethics

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
  • Tort Law 1 (Negligence)
  • Policing and Police Powers
  • Tort Law 2 (Other Torts)

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice
  • Crime Prevention
  • Law of Evidence
  • Research Planning & Project

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience

BA (Hons) Criminology & Law

Distance Learning, Level 4, Level 4, Level 5, Level 5, Level 5, Level 6, Level 6, Level 6

Published on 2 Jun 2020