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BA (Hons) Criminology (Top Up)

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This is an exciting programme as of the BA (Hons) Criminology (Top-up) considers 21st Century Crime, such as trafficking of drugs and people, and its ever-evolving form, and Contemporary Criminology with new theories and new government policies that impact society and so its explanation of crime. The course ensures that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the vast range of options within criminal justice agencies and community organisations. The programme aims to create graduates who are confident in their own ability to manage change in new situations and environments. From resilience and emotional intelligence when working with vulnerable and challenging people, to working on new organisational systems and following processes.


·         Minority Groups and Crime (20 credits)

·         21st Century Crime: New Threats, New Strategies (20 credits)

·         Victimisation and Victimology (20 credits)

·         Contemporary Criminological Theory (20 credits)

·         Dissertation (40 credits)


UCAS Code: L311

Fees: £7500

Validating Partner: This programme is currently validated by the University of Hull



Upon completion of this BA (Hons) degree students may wish to progress to postgraduate study or pursue a career in any of the following areas: Victim Support Probation Services The Police Prison services Central and Local government Non-profit-making organisations, including the NHS and charities Mental health support Drug and Alcohol Recovery Teaching and Research.


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Entry Requirements

Level 5 Subject Specific Qualification (HE Top Ups Only), IELTS Score: 6.5


Course Info

Full Time Higher Education

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