What will I learn?

Why do people commit crime and how do we deal with criminality? Get under the skin of the criminal justice system and learn about rehabilitation inside prison walls as you develop your understanding of how to challenge and change the system.As one of the first universities to offer criminology, Plymouth has stayed at the cutting edge and goes far beyond the theoretical. Immerse yourself in live-action and virtual reality crime scenes and tackle face-to-face suspect interviews with professional actors.Experience our pioneering module with HMP Exeter, where students learn about rehabilitation inside prison walls. Study and tackle a wide range of social harms while working with local NGOs and communities. Each year students work with the Devon & Cornwall Police to create a real campaign to tackle issues impacting the student community, like online scams. Learn from our supportive academics, who have extensive experience working in the criminal justice system. Take advantage of our dedicated placements officer who will help you secure work experience and placements. Benefit from our strong links with local organisations like Landworks, who rehabilitate offenders, and Victim Support.Whether it’s probation, policing and security, youth justice, community safety or victim services, you’ll develop critical analytical and practical skills that could be put to use as a decision-maker, policy developer or in assisting in the treatment of offenders.At Plymouth, your degree really is what you make it. From your second year, you can choose to add in modules from across the School of Society & Culture’s 17 disciplines, broadening your perspective with modules from subjects like Law or Politics or studying community music to understand the role it can play in the rehabilitation of offenders. What our students think: “I love how current the topics are and how the lecturers teach us to be critical of the world around us. The staff are also amazingly supportive and approachable creating a really fun learning environment.” Isobel Thomas, Criminology.

Which department am I in?

School of Society and Culture

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,600.00 (US$ 19,466) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Drake Circus,

Plymouth,

PL4 8AA, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,600.00 (US$ 19,466) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Drake Circus,

Plymouth,

PL4 8AA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Any subjects are considered. General Studies is not accepted.

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

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