This three-year programme moves from a thorough grounding in criminological issues and perspectives to an in-depth critical understanding and application of these ideas to contemporary crime problems. Applied Criminology can be studied as a Single Honours degree or in combination with other programmes from across the university. This allows students some flexibility and emphasises the multi-disciplinary nature of the degree.
The programme is built around a number of core modules in each year which engage students in key themes, questions and concepts.
Year 1 Applied Criminology core modules are Crime in Context, An Overview of Justice and Introduction to Criminological Thinking. They engage students in a wide range of crime issues in an exciting and inter-disciplinary way and develop critical thinking and other transferable skills. Single Honours students may also study modules exploring the wider historical and cultural contexts of crime including Criminal Psychology, Law and Policing.
Flexibility and choice is built into years 2 and 3 when students can study between two and six modules depending on whether Applied Criminology is taken as a minor, joint, major or single honours subject.
Year 2 Applied Criminology core modules are Crime and Social Control and Crime Offenders and Society. These modules offer challenging insights into the role of criminology in crime prevention and wider social and political debates. Combined and Single Honours Students can also choose from a range of exciting optional modules. Options may change but examples include Violence and Mental Health, Hate Crime and Media and Crime.
Year 3 Applied Criminology core modules are Applications of Criminology and Youth, Crime and Justice. These key modules explore new ways of looking at contemporary crime issues, building on knowledge and skills from previous years of study. Combined and Single Honours students may also choose from a range of optional modules allowing them to pursue their interest in topics such as Victims, Prisons or Police Culture or an Individual study of their own choice.