Undergraduate prospectus

Criminology and Criminal Justice (Extended), BA Hons

Our extended criminology degree starts with a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level learning. You’ll then study the same modules offered on the three-year course.

The degree will give you an understanding of what causes crime, what its effects are and how it can be prevented. You'll explore the latest social, cultural and political debates surrounding crime through subjects such as security and terrorism, and the criminology of war. This course is also your chance to enter the worlds of crime scene investigation, forensic psychology and criminal profiling.

Our criminology graduates have taken up roles in the police, prison and security services, and Home Office.

UCAS points

64 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

L313 G BA/C&CJExt

Department

School of Law

Location

Duration

4 years full-time

UK/international fees

What you should know about this course

  • This course includes a foundation year and helps you to access a degree in this subject with a lower entry tariff
  • Explore the social, cultural and political debates surrounding crime, victimisation and deviance, including some of the main controversies within the discipline.
  • You will enhance your academic knowledge of key issues, including security, terrorism, cybercrime and criminology of war.
  • Learn about crime scene investigation, forensic psychology, criminal profiling, and the UK Criminal Justice System.
  • The optional work placement modules can be in a prison setting or with an agency that is part of / complementary to the Criminal Justice System.

What you will study

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About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team which includes academics and practitioners who are active researchers and use this research to inform their teaching. Where appropriate, you may also have guest talks given by criminal justice professionals. Teaching is informed by our research and consultancy work, and more than 90 per cent of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

School of Law

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Entry requirements

If you are

For entry, you will require:

  • 64 UCAS points from subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications.
  • GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics at grade C / 4 or above. 

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Additional Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Scottish and Irish Highers.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses, such as the International Baccalaureate.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

We welcome applications from mature students.

You may be invited for an interview.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages 20-50. Lectures usually are attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 20 hours per week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, watching and analysing relevant films and documentaries and preparing for tests and exams. 

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support you in these activities.

Scheduled teaching activity is supported by an active extra-curricular programme of events that students can take part in. These can include activities organised by student societies, guest talks on subjects of criminological interest, and field trips.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. Your learning activities may include: role play, real-world problem solving, speed debates, presentations, project supervision, work-based placements and tutorials.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year: 24 September 2018 to 28 June 2019.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

You can choose to apply for a 30-credit work placement in your final year alongside your other modules.

How long is my placement?

The 30-credit work placement requires you to gain 150 hours in total.

What are the financial arrangements?

Credit-bearing work placements are unpaid.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This degree sets graduates up for a wide range of professions. Many students go into human services (including the police and prison, probation and security services, youth offending services, or drug and alcohol counselling) as well as the Home Office, UK Visas and Immigration, and HM Revenue & Customs.

Alternative career paths include social work, child protection, mental health, journalism, civil service, local government, and in NGOs and charities.

The BA (Hons) Criminology & Criminal Justice helps you develop skills in problem-solving, research and communication, providing a solid foundation for other occupations in the public and private sectors.

Are internships available?

There may be work experience opportunities, but students are encouraged to gain relevant work experience if possible, including internships. Students are responsible for finding their own internships, though we will support you through the application process.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer who provides specific opportunities relevant to your own course. They work closely with professionals in the industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Accommodation information

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UNISTATS

Unistats data is not available for the part time mode of this programme. This is usually due it to being a new programme for which there is not yet any data.