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            BSc

            Criminology

            BSc Criminology Code M900

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            Key Facts

            M900
            • UCAS Tariff

              96 - 120

            • Course Length

              3 Year

            Further details on entry requirements

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            BSc Criminology, here at Aberystwyth University, will enable you to develop an understanding of the causes of crime and the impact it has on individuals, communities and society. You will also study the current challenges facing the criminal justice system.

            Criminology is multidisciplinary in nature and therefore when studying Crime Causation and Crime Reduction you will draw information from a diverse range of disciplines, including Psychology, Sociology and Law. 

            Modules in criminology research methods will also provide you with cutting-edge technical and analytical skills necessary to engage in contemporary debates surrounding policies and practices designed to prevent crime.

            On completion of your degree, you will possess a repertoire of skills essential for pursuing a professional career in areas such as Policing, Prisons and Youth Justice. 

            Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

            91% overall student satisfaction on M900 Criminology (NSS 2020).

            91% overall satisfaction for the Department of Law and Criminology (NSS 2020).

            Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Law (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

            Overview

            Why study Criminology at Aberystwyth University?

            • The degree provides a balanced coverage of theory, policy and practice issues in criminology and criminal justice studies.
            • The current teaching team comprises staff with expertise in the main disciplines that inform criminological study, such as psychology, sociology and law.
            • Our modules are continually revised and updated to reflect recent changes in patterns of criminal behaviour and crime policy responses.
            • You will be taught by criminologists who are actively engaged in research.
            • There are opportunities to undertake a criminal justice placement.
            • You can undertake supervised independent criminological research.
            • We have an excellent working relationship with local criminal justice agencies
            Our Staff

            Department of Law and Criminology lecturers are mostly either qualified to PHD level or have professional experience and qualifications as practicing lawyers. Many staff also have a PGCE (Higher Education).

            Modules

            Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

            Core

            Module Name Module Code Credit Value
            Crime Control and Prevention * LC10320 20
            Criminal Law * LC10520 20
            Criminology in Action * LC14120 20
            Essential Skills for Criminologists * LC13120 20
            Introduction to Criminology * LC12220 20
            Legal and Criminal Justice Systems * LC10120 20

            Core

            Module Name Module Code Credit Value

            Options

            Module Name Module Code Credit Value
            Empirically Based Criminology Dissertation LC30140 40
            Law and Criminology Dissertation * LC39020 20
            Traethawd Estynedig Empeiraidd Troseddeg CT30140 40
            Crime and Punishment in Historical Perspective * LC33020 20
            Criminal Justice Placement * LC32520 20
            Critical and Radical Criminology LC37120 20
            Cyflwyniad i Droseddeg CT32220 20
            Employability Skills for Professionals LC36620 20
            European Law * LC30720 20
            Public Law * LC30620 20
            Treatment and Rehabilitation of Offenders * LC39120 20

            * Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

            Employability

            The degree will not only help you to develop a range of key transferable skills that are important for employment in general, but will also provide specialist skills and knowledge relevant to a professional career in a criminal justice setting (e.g. police, probation or prison service).?

            Your future is important to us and our degrees will equip you with the following:

            • the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and oral forms
            • enhanced problem-solving and creative thinking skills
            • the ability to work independently and as a team member
            • time management and organisation skills
            • enhanced self-motivation and self-reliance
            • transferable skills, such as computer literacy and key research skills relating to both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis.

            What career opportunities are there as a student at Aberystwyth?

            Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

            Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department.?

            Learning & Teaching

            The teaching programme is designed to provide you with a detailed insight into the nature and causes of crime and help you develop a critical understanding of the politics of criminal justice policy.

            The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

            In your first year you will be introduced to:

            • sociological and psychological approaches to the study of criminal behaviour
            • criminal law and the workings of the criminal justice system
            • basic research skills in criminology.

            In your second and third years you will have the opportunity to:

            • develop your understanding of the relationship between theory, research and criminal justice practice
            • enhance your criminology research skills
            • conduct independent research on a topic of your own choosing
            • undertake?a voluntary work placement in a criminal justice setting.

            Choose from a long list of elective modules including:

            • Critical Perspectives on Imprisonment
            • Police, Policing and Society
            • Youth Crime and Youth Justice
            • Psychology and Crime.

            How will I be taught?

            A wide variety of teaching methods are used. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and practical classes. High quality teaching and supervision will enable you to realise your full potential. You will be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning and work on projects both individually and in groups.

            A number of different types of assessment are used throughout the undergraduate programme. In addition to essays and written exams, you will undertake practical exercises (e.g. conducting a qualitative interview) and give individual and group presentations. You will receive constructive feedback on all coursework assignments.

            You will be assigned a personal tutor, who will be the key contact when you have issues or queries.

            There is an opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.

            Student Views

            Criminology is a really interesting course, combining lots of different elements such as history and psychology in order to understand crime and the criminal justice system. There is a wide range of interesting modules to study, including elements of criminology, victims and crime control and prevention. Robert Wade

            Typical Entry Requirements

            UCAS Tariff 96 - 120

            A Levels BBB-CCC

            GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
            English or Welsh

            BTEC National Diploma:
            DDM-MMM

            International Baccalaureate:
            30-26

            European Baccalaureate:
            75%-65% overall

            The University welcomes applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits, and offers can vary. If you are studying a qualification not listed on this page, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice. Details about the country-specific qualifications the University accepts can be found on our country-specific pages. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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