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BSc (Hons)Criminology

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
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Overview

Our Criminology programme helps you to develop a critical perspective on contemporary problems relating to crime, deviance and social control and to master the methods and analytical tools required to conduct and evaluate research into these areas. How is criminal behaviour defined? What motivates offenders? What impact does crime have upon victims, and which punishments should the courts impose on criminals? On our Criminology degree programme, you will be given the opportunity to explore these fascinating and vital questions.

Our Criminology programme focuses on the study of crime, deviance and the criminal justice system and develops your understanding of the key concepts, theories and principles of criminology and their application across a range of case studies and examples.

You will study the cause and effect of criminal actions, the form and outcome of social disorders, the policing and regulation of public order, the procedures and techniques of the criminal justice system and the relationship between behaviours and punishments.

Through combining criminological theory with training in professional social research, you graduate with a broad range of communicative, analytical and organisational skills – and the confidence to apply them in your future career.

Programme structure

Year 1 (FHEQ Level 4)

Introduction to Research Methods
‭Fundamentals of Forensic Science for Social Scientists
‭Crime and Society
‭Quantitative Methods 1
‭Introduction to Criminological Theory
‭Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
‭Qualitative Field Methods
‭Concepts in Criminal Law

Year 2 (FHEQ Level 5)

Crime, Community Safety and Crime Prevention
‭Using Research for Policy, Practice and Impact
‭Crime and Technology
‭Crime, Power and Justice
‭Poverty, Welfare and the State
‭Internet and Society
‭Applied Criminological Theories
‭Quantitative Methods II
‭Punishment and Society
‭Crime and the Media
‭Analysing Media
Researching Crime and Justice
‭Psychology of Criminal Behaviour

Year 3 (FHEQ Level 6)

Policing and the Police
Youth, Crime and Control
Dissertation
Evidence I (Law)
‭Green Criminology: Exploring Environmental Crime
‭Sociology of Mental Health
‭Divided Societies
Prisons and Prisoners
Hate Crime
‭International Criminal Law
Sociology of Education
Comparative Criminology and International Crime
‭Sociology of Sexualities
Evidence II

Career opportunities

Criminology provides a broad social scientific base from which to explore a world of job opportunities. Depending on what kinds of courses you concentrate on, you can use criminology to develop expertise for a range of different occupations.

Specifically, criminology delivers knowledge and analytical skills needed to pursue a professional degree in the public sector, business, education, health and medicine, social work or counselling.

It offers preparation for fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse people, such as journalism, politics, marketing, business, human resources or public administration.

It also provides strong research skills preparation needed for positions in the criminal justice system, business, social service and government; it is a first step for future graduate work in criminology in order to become a researcher or professor.

One of the virtues of a degree in Criminology is flexibility in the job market. Actual entry-level job titles of recent graduates from this Department show this diversity:

- Operations planner for a defence firm
- Programme assistant for a social service agency
- Teacher
- Programmer
- Production coordinator for a publishing firm
- Social worker
- Communications technician for a telecommunications company
- Sales representative
- Government analyst
- Health intake counsellor

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