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Criminology and Criminal Justice BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Have you got an interest in what makes a criminal and how we should respond to crime in society?Criminology goes hand-in-hand with criminal justice. You can study both of these subjects on this BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree course. You'll learn about key issues in criminal justice, such as the sentencing of offenders or the reputation and responsibilities of police forces, while you develop your understanding of the bodies involved in law enforcement, government, the court system and international agencies.This course is ideal prep for a career working in police, probation, the prison service, community safety, and third sector roles such as victim support. You'll also set yourself up to do further research into crime prevention and criminology or continue your studies at postgraduate level.97% Graduates in work or further study (DLHE, 2017); 91% Overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2018)**What you'll experience**On this Criminology and Criminal Justice degree course, you'll:- Examine different perspectives on crime- Join in lively debates in one of the country’s largest criminology departments and contribute ideas on how we should respond to crime as a society- Tailor your studies by choosing the topics that interest you most – topics you can choose include new approaches to policing, contemporary terrorism, hate crime, victimology and wildlife crime- Learn from criminology, probation and policing experts- Interact with practitioners from criminal justice agencies, businesses and charitable organisationsYou can also:- Spend a year abroad, studying with an international partner university- Learn a new language and get credits towards your degree**Careers and opportunities**What can you do with a Criminology and Criminal Justice degree?When you complete this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to work in the police, probation and prison services in areas such as:- community safety- crime prevention- youth offending teams- the Home Office- fraud investigation- criminological researchRoles our previous graduates have gone on to include:- investigative data analyst- police officer- probation officer- youth offending support officer- emergency planning officer- offender case administrator You could also continue your studies by doing a postgraduate course.After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.**Professional accreditation**By choosing certain optional units on this course, you can get pre-entry qualifications for a career in probation work and community justice."I chose to study here as the Institute of Criminal Justice has a high reputation and provided the best learning experience for me." Sian Rowe, BSc Hons Criminology and Criminal Justice student

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

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

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 103

    23rd out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    126 57%

    50th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    88th

    27
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    115 58%

    56th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    41st

    22

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