What will I learn?

Put your incisive mind and probing skills to best use as a decision-maker, policy developer or in assisting in the treatment of offenders. This course offers you an excellent toolkit of analytical and practical skills to examine how and why people commit crime and how we, as a society, deal with criminality. Whether it’s probation, policing, youth justice, community safety or victim services you’ll develop your critical skills and graduate primed to embark on your future career path.Make a difference – draw on our inter-disciplinary approach to study, with a focus on contemporary issues, to gain real insight into the nature of crime and harm; the workings of the criminal justice system and the society around you; and equip yourself with the skills to bring about change.Boost your chances of finding that perfect first job and gain hands-on experience by volunteering with local and national criminal justice agencies.Equip yourself with in-demand skills – our graduates are highly sought after by a range of criminal justice agencies, including the police, probation, prison and youth justice services.Open doors to a career in the private, public or third sector – highly transferable skills mean you will find career opportunities in a diverse range of settings.An optional placement year enhances your career prospects. With the help of a dedicated placement team seek a placement with a criminology and criminal justice system related agency and boost your employability.

Which department am I in?

School of Law, Criminology and Government

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Drake Circus,

Plymouth,

PL4 8AA, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Drake Circus,

Plymouth,

PL4 8AA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Including Biology/Human Biology/Applied Science/Chemistry/PhysicsExcluding General Studies5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above to include Mathematics, English and Science. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application. Please note the institution may consider equivalent numeracy and literacy qualifications

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

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