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BScCriminology

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

Crime, security and criminal justice are highly debated in contemporary societies, attracting political and media attention. This popular degree will enable you to analyse the changing nature of crime and the workings of the criminal justice system. You will study criminal behaviour, victimisation, the socio-legal context and societal reaction to crime, the criminal justice system, media and popular culture, punishment and the future of social control. Specialist options from other disciplines will enable you to create a degree geared towards a range of professional careers.

Through this programme you will develop:

*A knowledge of the theoretical perspectives, key concepts and methodologies which underlie the study of criminology as an academic discipline and enables use of this knowledge in order to understand and analyse crime, criminal justice, criminal victimisation and personal and public responses to crime and deviance
*An understanding of the discipline of criminology and of the relationship between crime and processes of social change.
An in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system, its institutions and those involved in the system and its representations, and the political, social and economic context within which it operates
*The knowledge and skills required for conducting criminological research, including the adoption of appropriate research methodologies and techniques and ethical principles, and the evaluation of results
*A professional attitude and a responsibility for individual learning coupled with the development of communication, team working, planning and problem solving skills necessary for career progression and postgraduate study.

Programme structure

The programme comprises three levels, each corresponding to one year of full-time study. At each level you will take eight modules, with associated credits. Each credit can be considered as the equivalent of approximately ten hours of study. All the modules offered in this programme (except the dissertation) are 15 credit modules. This means that each module comprises around 150 hours of study divided into contact time (e.g. lectures, seminars, workshops) and non-contact time when you will be engaged in directed study (preparation for classes) and independent study when you will be involved in producing assignments and preparing and taking examinations.

The dissertation is a 30 credit module comprising 300 hours of study divided into contact time (workshops and supervisory tutorials) and a significantly larger portion of hours allocated to non-contact, independent study time. This is because the dissertation is designed to foster independent inquiry and is the culmination of three levels of study, enabling you to apply theories and methods explored at all Levels and to examine one area of social sciences in detail.

Career opportunities

Central and local government
Voluntary sector
Research
Human resources
Social services and social work
Journalism and media
Police service and probation work
Private security and the prison service
Postgraduate study

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States