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BA in Criminology (Coventry University)
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BA in Criminology (Coventry University)

Coventry University
On campus
 1073 Points
3 Years

Program Description

This course aims to equip you with a critical perspective on a wide variety of phenomena associated with crime, victimization, punishment, and criminal justice, with a focus on its causes and the various means by which society and social groups attempt to deal with it.

Throughout the course, you will engage with contentious issues including ‘What are the causes of crime?’, ‘How can crime be prevented?’ and ‘Do prisons work?’. You will examine these questions from a variety of perspectives and review the evidence for and against different theories. This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in the criminal justice sector, in professions such as policing, community safety, or youth offending.

You will be taught through an innovative approach to learning which involves guest speakers from different spheres of criminological activity such as the UK Borders Agency, practicing psychologists, victims, and oversight agencies (subject to availability). This aims to provide you with effective learning insights which complement the expertise of lecturers and is designed to ensure you are engaging with the most contemporary issues in criminology.

We place a strong emphasis on relevant work experience and have excellent professional links with the Police, HM Prison Service, and Youth Offending Service. Our partnership with Warwickshire Police to provide Police Support Volunteers was the first scheme of its kind in the country.

There may be additional costs by this University.

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Year 1

Introduction to Criminology: Theory and Skills

Crime Typologies

Victims and Victimology

Global Criminology

Exploring Crime


Year 2

Community Safety and the Environment

Researching Crime

Punishment and Control

Policing and Society

Youth Crime and Justice


Year 3

Forensic Mental Health

Violence and Exploitation

Current Issues in Criminology

Research Project

Deviant Leisure



  • The National Crime Agency
  • Independent Police Complaints Commission
  • HM Prison Service
  • Coventry Cyrenians
  • West Midlands Police

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