Criminology (Criminal Justice) BA Honours

Middlesex University
In London (England)

£ 9,000 - (Rs 7,33,797)
VAT incl.

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • London (England)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • When:

You will build specialist expertise in the criminal justice system, within one of the world's oldest university criminology departments where we produce pioneering international research to support policy development.

Why study BA Criminology (Criminal Justice) at Middlesex?

Our criminology degree was one of the first in the world and is taught by leading academics in the field. The research produced by our department is used to develop policy by government, the EU and the UN. Many of our academics also bring extensive professional experience from within agencies such as the Home Office, the police and the probation service. This fusion of research and professional expertise ensures you receive a stimulating learning experience and the highest standard of teaching. Classes combine criminology theory with the examination of real life case studies from within...

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What are the course objectives?

Requirements: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.


Where and when

Starts Location
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Skills and Training
Violent Crime
Analytical skills
Criminal Justice
probation service
Explaining Crime
Green Criminology
Environmental Justice
Modern Sociology

Course programme

Theoretical concepts of crime lie at the heart of this course, and you will study the various control mechanisms that have, or are being used, to reduce and prevent crime and anti social behaviour. You will study the criminal justice system in depth and the complex relationship of its key agencies the police, the probation service, the criminal courts and prisons and discover how they interact.

You will learn to understand the factors that influence criminological research, policy and practice. Throughout the course you will take part in active debates affecting policy, in areas such as: the relationship between the police and public; reform of the prison and probation services; and the working of the criminal courts. We also use current events in the media to stimulate theoretical, philosophical and political debates, which will help to sharpen your critical thinking skills.

Our close links with key criminal justice agencies such as the police, the probation service, and youth offending teams means you take part in real life projects from within the system, which can support and inform your thinking and help you to produce original and progressive academic work.

What will you gain?
You will develop excellent awareness of how policy is created, interpreted and implemented, and how this informs society. You will also be able to draw on a wide range of criminological theories and concepts in order to develop a debate or discussion and to justify your conclusions.

You will develop advanced analytical skills that will enable you to critically evaluate a wide range of materials including theory and policies, strategies, and operational plans.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification.
Year 1
Crime and Control in Social Context (30 Credits) Compulsory
Explaining Crime (30 Credits) Compulsory
Skills and Methods in Criminology and Sociology (30 Credits) Compulsory
Understanding Contemporary Society: Issues and Debates (30 Credits) Compulsory
Year 2
Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 Credits) Compulsory
Criminal Courts and Prisons (30 Credits) Compulsory
Criminology in Late Modernity (30 Credits) Compulsory
Institutions of Criminal Justice (30 Credits) Compulsory
Year 3
Justice, Punishment and Human Rights (30 Credits) Optional
Children as Victims and Offenders (30 Credits) Optional
Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice (30 Credits) Optional
Environmental Justice and Green Criminology (30 Credits) Optional
Gangs and Group Offending (30 Credits) Optional
Organised and White Collar Crime (30 Credits) Optional
Violent Crime (30 Credits) Optional
Dissertation (30 Credits) Compulsory

Additional information

£11,500 per year