What will I learn?

Criminology is the study of crime and the social and psychological constructions of crime. As an interdisciplinary social science subject, criminology draws on a range of perspectives, for example: criminal justice, sociology, psychology, law and social policy. Criminology aims to go beyond our common-sense assumptions and explore the complex and contentious nature of crime and criminal justice. On this course students will explore a number of the following criminological topics including: honour based violence, football hooliganism, gangs, cyber crime, child criminality, immigration and crime amongst other examples. In year two students are expected to gain industry experience in their chosen area of the Public Services in order to develop industry specific, wider skill-set development that public service employers hold in high regard. • The programme is supported and influenced by public service organisations to ensure its relevance. • Guest speakers from within industry putting theory into context. • You’ll be taught by staff with industry experience within the public services.• You will have professional development opportunities and be encouraged to gain industry experience.• 10 week work placement opportunity in a prison

Which department am I in?

Public Services

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

19 September 2022


Barnsley College Higher Education Church Street Campus

Church Street,


S70 2AN, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.