• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Four Years
  • Start Date: January* and September 2021

Course Overview

*Fast-track into your degree with our accelerated foundation year programme. You can start in January and finish in July – ready to progress straight into the undergraduate degree in September. You will:

  • be based at our High Wycombe Campus
  • benefit from the full programme
  • accelerate your journey into higher education
  • develop your confidence and skills in degree-level learning
  • enjoy all the great facilities on offer.

The BA (Hons) Criminology and Law degree offers a criminal justice route, equipping you with relevant skills across two core related disciplines.

On this programme, you will gain a solid grounding in criminological research methods and practice as well as current legal knowledge. You will also develop valuable legal skills, including analytic and logical reasoning in addition to academic studies and transferable skills.

We will help you develop the multidisciplinary skills, knowledge and experience that makes you versatile and relevant for the competitive job market. You will be equipped with the knowledge required to work in criminal justice and socio-legal services, where general knowledge of the law is valuable. You will also gain the grounding required to work in the public sector; including areas such as: social and youth work; refugee and victim support; community development, advice work, and housing management. You will also be prepared to work in prison law.

Our team of tutors includes qualified lawyers and social scientists, combining backgrounds as academics and as practitioners, so they add depth and breadth to your experience of criminology and law.

With smaller, more intimate class sizes, our staff are committed to nurturing your development, helping you graduate with the skills and capabilities for a successful and fulfilling career.

More placements, more choices

Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

Course Details

UCAS CODE: CLFY

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year. If you wish to enquire further, please send your query along with any academic evidence or references to admissions@bucks.ac.uk

Find out more about our General Entry Requirements.

Course Modules

Module Map

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

Foundation Year Modules

  • Ways of Knowing about the Social World
  • Preparing for Success, Knowledge and Creativity
  • Preparing for Success: Self Development and Responsibility
  • Inquiry Based Learning

Year 1 Modules

  • Criminal Justice Process
  • Introduction to Criminology: The History of Punishment
  • Introduction to Criminology: The Concept of Crime
  • Criminal Law
  • English Legal Systems
  • EU Constitutional and Procedural Law

Year 2 Modules

  • Quantitative Research Methods for Social Scientists
  • Issues in Criminology: Discrimination
  • Contemporary Criminology (optional)
  • Law of Tort
  • Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanities (optional)
  • Media Law 1 (optional)
  • Family Law (optional)
  • Law - Criminal Justice (optional)
  • Gender, Sexuality and Society (optional)
  • Race Ethnicity and Migration (optional)
  • Employability and Volunteering (optional)
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Social Scientists

Year 3 Modules

  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Dissertation (optional)
  • Media Law 2
  • Cybercrime (optional)
  • Radicalization and Terrorism (optional)
  • Disability and Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System (optional)
  • Comparative Criminal Justice (optional)
  • Law of Evidence (optional)
  • Intellectual Property (optional)
  • Environmental Law (optional)
  • Victimology (optional)
  • Interpersonal Violence (optional)

Fees

How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2020-2021: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, Academic Year 2020-2021: £12,500 per year

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023
advice@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks


The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

We are proud that our exciting and dynamic students’ union is ranked in the top three in the UK for representing student’s academic interests (NSS 2020). It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.


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