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Criminology with Police Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
London, United Kingdom
Criminology with Police Studies at York St John University combines the academic study of issues relating to crime and deviance with modules covering aspects of modern policing. This includes the way crime and deviance affect society and the way in which the policing system responds to them, but also how society as a whole responds to the policing system and criminality in general.
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This Criminology with Police Studies course at York St John University will offer you a structured opportunity to develop a critical understanding of issues that reflect your concerns about crime, deviance and policing. You’ll develop a sound understanding of various theoretical perspectives and will be trained in the qualitative and quantitative research methods used by criminologists and others working in social science occupations including roles within the police force.

Pursue your own interests through assignments and there are lots of opportunities for you to contribute to relevant academic debates. To support you in this we will help you to develop a critical knowledge of the relationship between theory and empiricism and apply methods appropriate to the study of criminology as you initiate, design, plan and execute research. There is an emphasis on the development of reasoned thought and action and of transferable critical thinking skills.


Modules may include Crime and Deviance in the Contemporary World, Murder, Sex Work, Terrorism, State Crime and Political Violence. Alongside core modules there is scope for you to pursue your own interests and contribute to criminological debates, developing your understanding in a way that is relevant to your goals.

The programme provides students with excellent foundational knowledge of policing and of the methods of criminologists and police. Graduates find employment in professional areas such as law enforcement, policing, criminal justice, youth work, working with vulnerable groups and undertaking research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Researching and Writing for Criminologists
  • Fundamentals of Criminological Theory
  • Key Concepts for Criminologists
  • Victimology
  • Community Policing
  • Policing Mental Health

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • 96-112 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language

Essential criteria

  • As well as a strong standard of written English, we also look for the ability to demonstrate commitment to the subject. This can be done in a variety of ways, for example, through previous study, wider reading and a personal interest in the field of Criminology and/or Policing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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