School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Criminology and Criminal Justice with Sandwich placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

Criminology and Criminal Justice is the study of what crime is, why people commit crime and what happens when they do.

Criminology and Criminal Justice is the study of what crime is, why people commit crime and what happens when they do.

Why choose this course?

Criminology and Criminal Justice is the study of what crime is, why people commit crime and what happens when they do.

During your degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Wolverhampton, you will study all the main areas of the subject – including the police, prisons and theories of crime - and have the opportunity to choose cutting edge research-focused specialist modules that particularly interest you, for example, serious and organised crime, prostitution, terrorism, victimology or youth justice.

You will be taught by lecturers who are actively researching in their fields together with those working in the criminal justice system (such as the police and magistrates), and have opportunities to go on relevant trips in the UK and abroad, including prisons and courts. 

Your degree is focused upon building your employability and transferable skills, and as part of that, completion of your modules will enable you to receive the University of Wolverhampton Employability and Enterprise Award at Silver Level. You will have the opportunity to undertake voluntary work modules as part of your degree at every level; the option of taking a sandwich year or a summer placement in the UK or abroad to gain further work experience; and you will also undertake a research project on an area of your choice which particularly interests you, or that you may wish to work in after graduation.

What happens on the course?

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Students who graduate with a BA Criminology and Criminal Justice degree will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of crime and its consequences, both theoretical and applied. Subject specific skills and work experience are complemented by the type of transferable key skills that are highly valued by employers in the graduate job market. These include the ability to present and develop a cohesive argument, IT skills, critical analysis, research and problem-solving skills, written and verbal communication skills, organisational and time management skills, independent working and team work.

Previous graduates have gone on to work in a variety of careers, including the Police, Probation and prisons; others are employed in related fields such as youth work, Trading Standards, HM Revenue and Customs, UK Border Agency and social work. Students who have particularly enjoyed the Law modules may consider undertaking the LLM Common Professional Examination in order to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. This course also provides the academic background and scholarship sufficient for postgraduate study at Masters and Doctoral level.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

We pride ourselves on our supportive culture, with a large team of academic and student support staff to provide excellent pastoral care together with a welcoming academic environment in which to undertake your degree. We will help you achieve the very best work that you can throughout the rich, fascinating and varied subject matter that our degree offers; and to gain as many wide-ranging transferable skills and practical work experience as possible to enhance your future prospects.

 

As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to graduate employment and specifically to employment within the criminal justice system and related areas.
  2. Understanding of 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.
  3. A critical and reflective approach to criminological theory and the practices of the criminal justice system.
  4. A broad range of transferable skills, both personal and academic, enabling you to maximise graduate employment opportunities.
  5. The ability to undertake research using relevant research methodologies and communicate findings appropriately.
  6. Critical awareness of social, political and cultural diversity in the context of criminological theories and the criminal justice system.

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12000 per year 2019-20
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21

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

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • 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.

 

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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