University Of Portsmouth
Campus: University Of Portsmouth , Portsmouth
Criminology and Criminal Justice
3.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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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.

What you'll experience

On this 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 organisations.


  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Institutions, Processes and Social Control
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Skills for Criminologists
  • Researching Criminology 1
  • Questioning Criminology
  • Key Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Researching Criminology 2
  • Punishing Offenders
  • Police, Law and Community
  • Criminal Law and Psychology
  • Crime, Media and Culture
  • Victims of Crime: Key Players in Criminal Justice
  • Crimes of the Powerful
  • Substance Use and Misuse
  • Policing a Diverse Society
  • Global, State and Corporate Security
  • Contemporary Terrorism and the Global Response
  • Youth Crime, Youth Justice
  • Crime Reduction, Partnerships and Community Safety
  • Learning From Experience
  • Languages
  • Dissertation/Major Project
  • Contemporary Criminologies
  • Safer Communities and Neighbourhood Policing
  • Dangerous Offenders and the Criminal Justice System
  • Fighting Fraud and Corruption
  • Hate Crime
  • Crime, Exclusion and Mental Heath
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Offenders
  • Cyber Crime: Virtual Realities, Control and Mitigation
  • Miscarriages of Justice
  • Advocacy, Presentation and Persuasion
  • Learning from Experience

What do I need to get in?

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Entry Requirements for: United Kingdom


Overall of 320 in United Kingdom Scale .

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Previous students have done placements at organisations such as:

  • Aurora New Dawn
  • Why Me?
  • Answers Investigation

You can also spend this year studying overseas at one of our partner universities in Europe, south Asia and North America.

We’ll help you secure a work or study placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Careers and opportunities

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 offender teams
  • the Home Office
  • fraud investigation
  • criminological research

Roles 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

Do I Have To Pay?

Not if you are a National of one of the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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After submitting your application to the University, and being accepted, Ucademics will guide you through all the steps needed for you to apply to the student finance program.

UK and European Union students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan given by a British Government Organization called Student Finance England, which is paid directly to your university, independent of your grades or your family’s income.

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Tuition Fees are paid per year. The value above represents the tuition fee for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The tuition fees might be subject to minor increases each year due to inflation.

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