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Criminology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Leicester, United Kingdom
What is a crime? Or a just punishment? Questions like these are often asked, but the answers can be wildly different. This Criminology degree offered at the University of Leicester gives you a sweeping overview of criminality – including its causes and impacts on a political and social level.
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Overview

Programme Aims

Crime and its impact are at the forefront of current political and social debate. We only have to check social media, switch on the television or pick up a newspaper to see headlines about crime and victimisation and to realise how relevant to everyday life the study of criminology has become. The Criminology BSc enables you to explore the reality behind these headlines and examine a topic that is relevant, topical and has real, practical application in contemporary society.

This Criminology course offered at the University of Leicester is designed to enable a smooth transition to higher education, providing you with full study skills support and a comprehensive research methods programme which will enable you to complete a research project of your own in your final year. The degree offers flexibility and choice with a range of option modules for you to choose from, and you have the opportunity to study a semester (half year) or a full year abroad. The curriculum includes a three-year careers and employability programme, giving you the opportunity to develop the skills you'll need for graduate jobs.

Leicester has one of very few Schools in the country exclusively dedicated to researching and teaching criminology. As such, you will benefit from a pure, focused and definitive education in the study of crime. Our research has real impact in wider society, and it influences policy and practice on matters relating to crime, deviance and victimisation.

The success of the course is reflected in its very strong performance in the annual National Student Survey since the survey began in 2005. This reflects the popularity of the course among our students, as well as the dedication of the academic staff.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Year Abroad (optional)
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Research Methods 1
  • Society in Transformation
  • Theories of Crime and Criminality
  • Victims and Offenders

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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General Requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB. All subjects accepted. Two AS-levels may be considered in place of one A-level.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B.
  • GCSE: English at grade C (4). 
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points overall.
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Diploma at DDM. 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17450 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 Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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