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Criminology and Criminal Justice (BSc)

This programme is subject to re-validation.

The Criminology and Criminal Justice programme has been developed to provide students with the opportunity to explore causes, consequences and response to crime. Studies will allow students to explore many aspects of criminality, from youth crime, serious and organised crime, crime and vulnerability and the impact various social divisions can have on offending behaviour.


This programme begins in September 2024. When applications open, you will be able to find the course on UCAS.

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Contact Email: criminology@uwtsd.ac.uk
Contact Name: Laura Knight

Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year
  1. This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the legal justice system or those interested in working in the public sector or criminal justice system.
  2. The course has developed strong links with local organisations to allow for relevant and professional work experience giving our graduates the best possible springboard from the academic to the working world. Some of the volunteer work opportunities that have been developed will allow for students to play an integral part of a professional working environment and will give a clear and in-depth insight into the profession.
  3. The course team operates an open door policy allowing for a friendly and open environment for students to learn and develop. There is a learning support team who run regular workshops and tutorials in basic and advanced skill development. The excellent levels of student care are reflected in the NSS results of the course, and students feel valued and supported throughout their university career.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The proposed programme will attract students who are fascinated by both Criminology and Criminal Justice as it aims to help prepare students to enter the wider criminal justice professions such as probation, the prison service, and the Ministry of Justice.

Module Topics

Year One (Cert HE, Dip HE and BA)

  • Study Skills
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Preparing for Employment
  • Legal Process
  • Young people, Gangs and Serious Offending
  • Substance Misuse and Criminality

Year Two (Dip HE and BA)

  • Preparing for Criminological Research
  • Volunteering: The Gateway to Employment
  • Social Inclusion, Victimisation and Welfare
  • Understanding Crime, Justice and Punishment
  • Police, Policing and Society
  • Rehabilitation of Offenders

Year Three (BA)

  • Crime and Vulnerability
  • Gender, Race, Religion and Crime
  • Serious, organised Crime
  • Media and Crime
  • Dissertation/Independent research project

The course will be assessed by a mixture of written coursework, project work, presentations and exams.

Student Life

Swansea Business Campus

Volunteering with the South Wales Police

Key Information

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Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.


In addition to our University Accommodation at Llys Glas, Swansea also benefits from a number of private student halls, all within a short walk, including:

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Further Information

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions related to the University or to this course in particular.