University Of Sunderland
Campus: The Sir Tom Cowie Campus , Sunderland
Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year
4.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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Do you want to think differently about the world you live in; gain experience in relevant organisations; and graduate equipped to help change society for the better? Studying BSc (Hons) Criminology will help you achieve this.

The course provides you with an understanding of the causes of crime and victimisation. You will also make sense of behaviour by studying the criminal justice system and punishment. You will begin to understand how characteristics such as race, gender, age and social class relate to individuals' experiences of crime, victimisation and justice.

This course provides an excellent foundation for a career in a number of criminal justice agencies, including the police, probation or prison services


  • The Law and Society (60 credits)
  • Practical Numeracy Skills (20 credits)
  • Foundation Project Module (20 credits)
  • Succeeding at University and Beyond (20 credits)

Core modules:

  • Introduction to Criminology (20 credits)
  • Social Problems (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice (20 credits)
  • Applied Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences (20 credits)
  • Developing Independent Learning and Professionalism in the Social Sciences (20 credits)

Optional modules (choose one):

  • Crime, Surveillance and Social Control (20 credits)
  • Inequality, Diversity and Society (20 credits)
  • Exploring Psycho-Social Theory (20 credits)

Core modules:

  • Theoretical Issues in Criminology (20 credits)
  • Applied Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences (20 credits)
  • Offender Management in Criminal Justice (20 credits)
  • Policing Past Present and Future(s) (20 credits)

Optional modules (choose two):

  • Gender, Diversity and Society (20 credits)
  • Youth, Crime and Criminology (20 credits)
  • Practical Application in Criminology (20 credits)
  • Counselling Approaches in Practice Settings (20 credits)
  • Working together to Safeguard Vulnerable children, Young People and Adults (20 credits)
  • Medicalisation, Normality and the Body (20 credits)

Core modules:

  • Criminology dissertation (40 credits)
  • Re-imagining crime and criminology (20 credits)
  • Punishment and society (20 credits)

Optional modules (choose two):

  • Violence, Gender and Society (20 credits)
  • "Race", Racialisation and the Criminal Justice System (20 credits)
  • Justice for Young People (20 credits)
  • Substance use and Society (20 credits)
  • The Clinical Gaze: Medicine, Disability and Confinement (20 credits)

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Many BSc (Hons) Criminology graduates develop careers in the police, probation and prison services, youth justice agencies, and crime and disorder reduction partnerships.

Graduates have also gone on to work at the civil service, local and central government, voluntary sector, and policy/research institutions.

From 2020, all new police officers in England and Wales will have to be educated to degree level.

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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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