Criminology BSc (Hons)

UCAS code M900 BSC/CR

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Do you have a critical and enquiring mind? Do you have an interest in the causes of crime and victimisation, and how societies respond to crime? If yes, then a Criminology degree at Northumbria is for you.

Studying criminology with us will allow you to develop a detailed understanding of:

  • The complex issues around crime and deviance
  • The criminal justice system and its impacts on victims and offenders
  • The forms and philosophies of punishment
  • The different types of crime, criminality and victimisation
  • The ways in which social research can enable social change
  • Throughout this three year course, you will learn from a research-active, inspirational teaching team and be encouraged to apply your academic knowledge to real world issues.

During your criminology degree you will have the opportunity to apply for placements within criminal justice agencies and third sector organisations.

Furthermore, you will engage in extracurricular activities including workshops, practitioner talks and visits, as well as events organised by our student Criminology Society.

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Throughout this course you will gain important transferrable skills that will open doors to a range of criminology careers and advanced study opportunities. Our graduates go on to employment within the criminal justice system, local and national government, research institutions and beyond.

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Social Sciences and Languages

Location Northumberland Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September

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