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Criminology and Criminal Justice BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Why do people commit crimes? And what should we do about it? From offender to victim, punishment to rehabilitation, this BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree asks questions about the causes and consequences of crime. The answers may surprise you. They’ll certainly help you choose the right career path.As you become an expert on the criminal justice system in England and Wales, you’ll develop skills for a range of careers – from policing and prisons, to probation and rehabilitation, as well as roles fighting fraud in the private sector or influencing Government policy. And because crime doesn’t respect borders, this course also gives you a uniquely international perspective.**Course highlights**- Explore the latest national and international debates and research in topics as varied as hate crime, state crime, terrorism, gang crime and victimology- Get career-ready with an emphasis on skills and employability, including volunteering opportunities with organisations such as Hampshire Constabulary and local charities like Aurora New Dawn (supporting victims of crime) and Read and Grow Society (helping ex-offenders learn to read)- Learn from an international team whose experience spans law and criminal justice, policing, probation and more – including a former private detective doing important research into missing persons and an expert in European responses to domestic violence- Join lively debates in one of the country’s largest criminology departments and contribute your own ideas on how we should respond to crime as a society- Build a professional network by meeting practitioners from criminal justice agencies, businesses and charities- Customise your degree to match your ambitions: some modules reduce the amount to time you’d need to train for a policing career or as a probation officer ​**Careers and opportunities**Crime is a fact of life, which means there will always be career opportunities around preventing it and dealing with the fallout. As our graduates’ career paths show, you’ll complete this course with a range of different professional routes open to you in the public, private and charitable sectors.There is good demand for jobs in the criminal justice and penal sector. For example, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) has developed a Probation Workforce Strategy to recruit skilled people to probation officer roles and invest in ongoing professional development.You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to work in the police, probation and prison services in areas such as:- community safety- crime prevention- fraud investigation- youth offending teamsYou'll also have relevant skills or knowledge to progress into other areas such as:- counter fraud roles in banking, the NHS or the DWP- economic crime investigation- policy analysis and formulation for councils or the Government- community rehabilitation- postgraduate study and researchGraduate destinationsOur graduates have worked for organisations including:- Hampshire Constabulary, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Metropolitan Police, Thames Valley Police, South Wales Police, Kent Police- National Probation Service- G4S- Financial service companiesRoles our previous graduates have gone onto include:- investigative data analyst- police officer- probation service officer- youth offending support officer- offender case administrator- detective- personnel security analyst- private investigator- witness service team leaderOngoing careers supportTowards the end of your degree and for up to five years after graduation, you’ll receive one-to-one support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to help you find your perfect role

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Over 5,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling into the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 105 3

    38th out of 106 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    122 57%

    42nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    49th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    62nd

    43
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    117 52%

    60th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    11th

    67
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    45th

    1

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