University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

HOW STUDENTS LEARN Courses on the BSc offer a range of innovative teaching and learning methods. Lectures and seminars are dynamic and interactive ' activities may include role'play, real 'world problem'solving, speed'debates, presentations, project supervision, work'based placements and tutorials. Where possible, field'trips are arranged for students ' these may include visits to local Magistrates and/or Crown Courts, as well as HMP Belmarsh. One unusual activity may involve students taking part in a 'Jack the Ripper' walking tour! LOCATION Students mainly study at our Greenwich campus. Designed at the end of the 17th century, this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site is often the backdrop to major film productions ' including Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes'. Located on the south bank of the Thames, the University is ideally placed for access to Central London. The centre of Greenwich comprises a mix of shops, restaurants, caf's, pubs and a market, as well as some of London's well'known tourist attractions. EMPLOYABILITY The University of Greenwich is committed to optimising student potential and maximising graduate prospects. Excellent teaching and learning, great student support and access to the University of Greenwich Guidance & Employability Team all ensure that our BSc students get the most out of their time at Greenwich. We invite employers from a range of agencies to meet students to discuss voluntary work and career opportunities, and students will be encouraged to make links with local communities and organisations to enhance their employability skills. Students will have the opportunity to apply to be selected to undertake a work placement in the final year of the full'time programme ' those selected will work in agency that is either part of, or complementary to, the criminal justice system. Those selected for the placement option will typically attend the placement for one day a week during the timetabled teaching weeks of the final year.

Course Modules

Modules include: Foundations of criminology; introduction to psychology for criminology; legal context for criminology; another course such as crime, law and criminal justice process; or an option from a related subject pathway; criminology; crinimological and forensic psychology; individual, different and abnormal psychology; a course such as: criminological research methods or an option from a related subject pathway; controversies in mental health and testing; law and psychology; psychology of exceptional human experience; human performance in organisations; further courses such as: Perspectives on violence; policing; crime, media and the urban environment; women, crime and justice and a research project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £11,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
6 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Course specific
  • Tariff 128