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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.****Course summary:**- Study in a department that has received the British Society of Criminology award for teaching excellence.- Improve your employability by working on real-life work placements and case studies- Build your knowledge of the criminal justice system, including human rights and social justice values. - Gain personal and transferable skills for enhancing employability and graduate attributes, through embedded academic, personal and professional development. On this course students will be given a grounded understanding of the theoretical, conceptual and practical application of criminology in the real world. There will be opportunities to undertake work experiences, placements and scholarly research, fully preparing you for a rewarding career in the criminal justice or social justice sector.**How you learn:**- lectures- class-based discussion and debate- group tasks- projects- tasks utilising digital platforms- simulation activities- case study analysis- online learning resourcesAll our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.Gain the knowledge, skills and attributes required for a professional career in the criminal justice or social justice sector from our criminology staff group who have a breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, some from professional practice (including prisons, probation and police), others from academic and research backgrounds.**Applied learning - Work Placements**To maximise your career prospects in this area, you will have various opportunities for work-related learning during the course. Employability and placement opportunities are embedded across all three years of the degree course. These include student placement modules and activities with criminal justice/third sector agencies, project work with external agencies, simulation modules, and voluntary work through our employability fair. You will also have access to degree-specific careers advice and support.**International opportunities**You will have the opportunity to study abroad for the second semester of your second year, at institutions in Australia, USA or Canada. **Networking opportunities**This course benefits from its links with the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, which ensures that teaching focuses directly and indirectly on ethical and social justice issues related to the social exclusion/inclusion of a range of vulnerable groups, and on promoting social access to all available community resources. You are provided with career-related support from department specialists who help with access to graduate opportunities.Our teaching is developed to supply a 'real world' curriculum and is designed to embed key transferrable skills that will help students with their search for future graduate employment or further study opportunities. In order to deliver this we work in partnership with employers and other key stakeholders to impact on important issues in the local area which enhances opportunities for student success by offering them the opportunity to work with prospective employers whilst applying their knowledge to the local community in order to positively impact a range of agencies and individuals. This can include opportunities aimed at young people, prison-related organisations, community justice organisations, substance misuse services, women's services, accommodation service, victim servic

Application deadline

25 January

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UCAS Points : 112

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:BBC at A Level.DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include up to two AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.


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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Home to a globally diverse student community from 100 countries, Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities collaborate on a range of research and teaching projects and study exchange programmes.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working, or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 105 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    114 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%



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