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Criminology (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The Criminology (Honours) degree offered by Plymouth Marjon University blends theory with practice through research and work placements within crime focused organisations, which frame your knowledge with real life case study examples.
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Course Overview of the Criminology (Honours) degree offered by Plymouth Marjon University

Act on your intrigue and develop the skills for applying scientific methods to study the causes of crime, the social impact of crime and profiling of criminals with our criminology degree. Study crime from sociological and psychological perspectives. You'll be able to understand and explain what motivates criminal behaviour;  the political landscape, the effectiveness of anti-crime policies and impacts on the victims of crime.

You'll examine big questions relating to social justice and also the various challenges that exist in the criminal justice system. 

Much of this criminology degree is delivered in authentic criminal justice agency environments. These include actual court rooms, surveillance centres, coroner’s courts, police custody suites and police station. Back on campus you'll have access to realistic, simulated environments such as a mock prison, crime scenes’ house where you would work on investigating, constructing and reconstruction cold cases. You'll examine crime in the context in which it happens at the local, national and international arena and you will attend two site criminological visits per year. One of which is a group assignment focused on overnight outdoor collection of evidence.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crime and criminology
  • Criminal justice careers
  • Biopsycho-social criminology
  • Introduction to psychology
  • Psychology in practice
  • Media and crime*
  • Crime and the environment
  • Crime research placement
For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Entry applicants must have three A-levels at grades CCC or above, BTEC triple grades MMM or above, or Access 23-36 with min 6D, GCSE English Language, Maths and a Science at grade 4 or grade C or above.
  • In addition to the above fees students are required to self-fund travel costs associated with placements and an annual trip within the UK.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 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 Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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