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Criminology and Criminal Justice BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Magee, Londonderry

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BSc Hons Criminology and Criminal Justice degree aims to provide you with a knowledge of key criminological concepts, theoretical approaches and the necessary knowledge and skills required to undertake criminological research. The course aims to enable you to demonstrate understanding of the criminal justice system and the political, social and economic context within which it operates. You will be supported in developing a range of applied skills that enhance employability and promote individual learning and team work. Criminology and criminal justice addresses crime, deviance, and its control. Informed by a range of disciplines including law, public policy, social policy, and economics, you will delve into criminological concepts like victims, policing, sentencing, punishment, corporate, state and cyber crime.From traditional critiques of crime and punishment, through to contemporary issues such as cybercrime and Environmental justice, criminology continues to be incredibly relevant to the harms faced in society. The degree will be highly applied, drawing upon the expertise and research experience of the Criminology and Criminal Justice team and partnerships with local stakeholders to give graduates advanced criminological skills tailor made for high impact jobs in criminal justice, compliance, and the community sector. I Will Learn • What crime is, its impact on victims and why people break the law including the role of society, education, and media. • The criminal justice system, its institutions and how it adapts and responds to contemporary issues. • The role of sentencing, punishment, and restorative justice and their impact on victims, offenders and the wider society.Real World Experience • Opportunities to apply theories through work-based learning, volunteering, or optional 1 year work placement. • Assessments, lectures, and seminars are designed to develop your transferrable skills including communication, critical thinking, presenting, and writing. • Option to study abroad where you can benefit from an alternative curriculum and experience an unfamiliar culture and system**To view a webinar about this course visit the Study At Ulster YouTube Channel and search for Criminology and Criminal Justice.**

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,360per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC

* Applicants can satisfy the requirement for one A-Level Grade B by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.


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University information

Ulster University

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  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 104 34

    70th out of 105 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    130 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    118 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    30.0 30%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%



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