University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

HOW STUDENTS LEARN The programme's courses 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! EMPLOYABILITY The University is committed to optimising student potential and maximising graduate prospects. Excellent teaching and learning, great student support and access to the University's Guidance & Employability Team all ensure that BA Criminology students get the most out of their time at Greenwich. We invite employers from a wide 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. Students selected for the placement option will typically attend the placement for one day a week during the timetabled teaching weeks of the final year. LOCATION Students study at the University's 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.

Course Modules

Year 1: English legal system; crime, law and the criminal justice process; foundations of criminology and before the courts. Year 2: Criminology; criminal law; criminological research methods; option chosen from: crime, justice and punishment, restorative justice, penology or victimology. Final year: Research project; options chosen from: child protection law, policing, human rights, Romani studies, drugs and drugs use or politics of law and order.

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

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates CCCCC
  • Course specific
  • Tariff 112