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School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Criminology and Criminal Justice and Sociology

The programme gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the complexities of the world we live in, particularly in relation to Crime, Criminology and the Criminal Justice system.

The programme gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the complexities of the world we live in, particularly in relation to Crime, Criminology and the Criminal Justice system.

Why choose this course?

The programme gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the complexities of the world we live in, particularly in relation to Crime, Criminology and the Criminal Justice system.

You will study a wide range of topics covering both legal and sociological issues of criminology and criminal justice including the social process of crime, the policing of society, social inequalities and the law, punishment and sentencing and the operation of the criminal courts.

The course has real practical application in contemporary society and equips students with knowledge and skills appropriate for a range of graduate roles in criminal justice agencies, including the Police Service, the National Probation service and related fields in the voluntary and public sectors.

Crime and its impact are at the forefront of current political and social debate. A degree in Social Policy and Criminal Justice enables you to explore the reality behind the newpaper headlines on crime and examine a topic which is relevant, topical and has real, practical application in contemporary society. You will study a wide range of topics covering the legal and sociological issues of criminology and criminal justice and the associated policy responses. The course equips students with knowledge and skills appropriate for a range of graduate roles in the statutory, voluntary and commercial sector.

Teaching and learning is designed to support digital literacy. Students will acquire the skills necessary to gather evidence and apply theories to a range of social and political issues. Students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

  • Graduates from this degree course are likely to be attracted to a wide range of careers in the public, statutory and voluntary sectors.
  • There are a range of options in a variety of criminal justice agencies including the police service and the National Probation Service and in related fields such as trading standards, HM Revenues and Customs, UK Border Agency and advocacy posts.
  • Not all graduates wish to work within the criminal justice system, this degree develops knowledge and skills appropriate to a range of careers from the civil service to management and social care.
  • You may go into teaching in Sociology. If you want to become a teacher you will need to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
  • You could also choose to apply for Postgraduate courses in Sociology, Criminology, Social Work, Masters degrees in the Voluntary and Public Sectors.

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Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The combination of Sociology and Criminology and Criminal Justice, provides students with essential theoretical, methodological tools required to describe and analyse aspects of social life.

Graduates will have in-depth knowledge and understanding of crime and its consequences, both theoretical and applied.

Students have the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice through community-based learning programmes at each level of study.

You will be taught by skilled staff who are committed to high qualityteaching and whoare research-active. Our research-led teaching ensures that you will be learning about the latest debates in policy and practice.

 

 A successful graduate from this course is expected to be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  1. Understand the key concepts and theoretical approaches that have developed and are developing in relation to crime, responses to crime and the practices of the criminal justice system.
  2. Undertake research using relevant research methodologies and communicate findings appropriately.
  3. Critically understand social, political and cultural diversity in the context of Social Policy, criminological theories and the criminal justice system.
  4. Apply a critical approach to methods of inquiry and evaluation in Social Policy contexts.
  5. Apply social policy theories to analyse social needs and policy interventions
  6. Have developed knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to graduate employment.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

 

 

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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