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Undergraduate Programme Specification

BA Criminology

Academic Year 2021/22

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Programme Title BA Criminology Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Arts
Programme Code CRI-BA-S UCAS Code M900 HECoS Code 100484 - Criminology - 100
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Single Honours Length of Programme 3 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 360
Exit Awards available

Institute Information

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 6

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Criminology (2014)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Regulation Information

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

None

Programme Specific Regulations

At Level II a student may substitute up to 20 CATS of optional modules with the equivalent number of CATS from a list of approved modules beyond those listed below.

Students who wish to benefit from specialist training in quantitative research can undertake a series of dedicated social science research modules over the course of their degree studies. Successful completion of 80 CATS credits of advanced quantitative research training (four modules) in level 2 and level 3 will receive the enhancement of BSc “with Quantitative Methods” added to the name of the degree awarded.

At Level III a student may substitute up to 20 CATS of optional modules with the equivalent number of CATS from a list of approved modules beyond those listed below.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

Educational Aims Of Programme

The BA (Single Hons) in Criminology provides a unique vantage point to study crime and justice in a society transitioning from conflict. Criminologists are interested in how activities come to be defined as ‘criminal’, and why definitions and responses to crime vary over time and place. The subject includes a broad range of perspectives on understanding crime and criminal behaviour, and examines various methods in the prevention, policing and punishment of crime. The course also considers how and why people move away from crime, ways in which this might be facilitated and offender reintegration.

The Programme will examine the forms, causes, and responses to crime, harm, victimisation, criminalisation and deviance. This involves seeking to equip students with an understanding of criminological theory and the tools of criminological research. The programme specifically aims to develop student understanding of key areas of debate in criminology, particularly those focusing on patterns of social division and inequality in a range of different societies; the significance of public representations of crime, harm and deviance; and the influence of human rights on patterns and understandings of crime, harm and social and criminal justice. It also aims to develop students’ ability to critically evaluate criminological research. This includes the development of discipline-specific skills such as the ability to draw from a range of primary and secondary sources and to analyse data.

The Programme also aims to foster self-motivated learning and to develop the capacity to undertake independent study. General transferrable skills are also embedded in the design of the Programme, which are aimed at enhancing the employability of graduates.

The Programme also encourages students to appreciate the role of prison and policing in our societies; the value of looking at psychological perspectives on crime; it provides students with an understanding of specific issues to youth crime and the role if any that criminal justice may play in it. Recently the program has also expanded to offer modules on conflict transitional dynamics and their relation to the criminal justice system and the wider society.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

assess a range of perspectives and discuss the strengths of each for the understanding of crime and victimisation

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student experience a range of pedagogical approaches including lectures, seminars, and workshops

Methods of Assessment

Methods of assessment include the long essay, timed unseen examinations, group projects, critical appraisal, group and individual presentations; article/book reviews; media analysis; briefing and policy briefing papers

draw on materials from a range of sources, synthesise them and providing possible solutions or policy recommendation

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student experience a range of pedagogical approaches including lectures, seminars, and workshops

Methods of Assessment

Methods of assessment include the long essay, timed unseen examinations, group projects, critical appraisal, group and individual presentations; article/book reviews; media analysis; briefing and policy briefing papers

draw on relevant evidence to evaluate competing explanations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student experience a range of pedagogical approaches including lectures, seminars, and workshops

Methods of Assessment

Methods of assessment include the long essay, timed unseen examinations, group projects, critical appraisal, group and individual presentations; article/book reviews; media analysis; briefing and policy briefing papers

evaluate the viability of competing explanations within sociology, criminology and from psychology to draw logical and appropriate conclusions.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student experience a range of pedagogical approaches including lectures, seminars, and workshops

Methods of Assessment

Methods of assessment include the long essay, timed unseen examinations, group projects, critical appraisal, group and individual presentations; article/book reviews; media analysis; briefing and policy briefing papers

assess the values and practices of the key agencies which administer responses to crime and deviance

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are exposed to external agency speakers across the degree programme. In addition, students undertake numerous visits to CJS agencies (e.g. local prisons and courts) to observe the operation of the CJS

Methods of Assessment

Diaries; reflective essays; blog entries; media analysis, responses to reading; policy briefing and briefing papers

design and use appropriate research strategies for data collection using quantitative and qualitative methods (including media analysis)

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students undertake a number of group based training exercises in which they are taught practical qualitative and quantitative research skills; they also learn to analyse media (both news and entertainment)

Methods of Assessment

Research skills are assessed via a research proposal, a reflective research diary, annotated statistical (SPSS) analysis (output file); data presentation; supervised research-based dissertation

apply statistical techniques and methods

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students undertake a number of group based training exercises in which they are taught practical qualitative and quantitative research skills; they also learn to analyse media (both news and entertainment)

Methods of Assessment

Research skills are assessed via a research proposal, a reflective research diary, annotated statistical (SPSS) analysis (output file); data presentation; supervised research-based dissertation

Evaluate the role of media in reflecting and informing the public attitudes on understanding criminality or criminal justice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Assessing various media outlets and sources to critical reflect on their content and means

Methods of Assessment

Group work on media analysis (news, visual, entertainment)

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

written and oral communication skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Flexible and interactive teaching methods and group based project work allow students to develop a range of presentation and communication skills

Methods of Assessment

Students are required to present course work in a number of different formats including book reviews, diaries, excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, SPSS output, blog posts, social media (twitter), psychological reports, oral presentations, research proposals, questionnaire modules

presenting data and evidence in an appropriate format for a variety of audiences (including computing skills in relation both to text and the presentation of basic research data)

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Flexible and interactive teaching methods and group based project work allow students to develop a range of presentation and communication skills

Methods of Assessment

Students are required to present course work in a number of different formats including book reviews, diaries, excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, SPSS output, blog posts, social media (twitter), psychological reports, oral presentations, research proposals, questionnaire modules

time planning and management

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Time planning, project management, group working skills are developed through personal tutor workshops and exercises, dissertation supervision and group based employability exercises.

Methods of Assessment

Time and project planning/management is a core requirement of the research dissertation

working productively in a group

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Time planning, project management, group working skills are developed through personal tutor workshops and exercises, dissertation supervision and group based employability exercises.

Methods of Assessment

Time and project planning/management is a core requirement of the research dissertation

evaluating evidence of diverse kinds and drawing appropriate conclusions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Critical comparative analysis of available information sources is a theme that runs through the Criminology programme. Students are immersed in techniques for the collation, analysis and comparison of published material. Students are also introduced to systematic review procedures and the review of meta-analytical studies

Methods of Assessment

Critical review of criminological sources is a key component of most coursework assignments. Rigorous assessment, combined with detailed and constructive feedback, is essential to the development and refinement of critical analysis skills.

critical use of published data sources (in various forms, including media, videos, and entertainment industry)

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Critical comparative analysis of available information sources is a theme that runs through the Criminology programme. Students are immersed in techniques for the collation, analysis and comparison of published material. Students are also introduced to systematic review procedures and the review of meta-analytical studies

Methods of Assessment

Critical review of criminological sources is a key component of most coursework assignments. Rigorous assessment, combined with detailed and constructive feedback, is essential to the development and refinement of critical analysis skills.

identifying the most important arguments or evidence in a text and recording and/or representing these

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Critical comparative analysis of available information sources is a theme that runs through the Criminology programme. Students are immersed in techniques for the collation, analysis and comparison of published material. Students are also introduced to systematic review procedures and the review of meta-analytical studies

Methods of Assessment

Critical review of criminological sources is a key component of most coursework assignments. Rigorous assessment, combined with detailed and constructive feedback, is essential to the development and refinement of critical analysis skills.

bibliographic and referencing skills: the identification of relevant published and web-based materials in relation to a particular topic

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Critical comparative analysis of available information sources is a theme that runs through the Criminology programme. Students are immersed in techniques for the collation, analysis and comparison of published material. Students are also introduced to systematic review procedures and the review of meta-analytical studies

Methods of Assessment

Critical review of criminological sources is a key component of most coursework assignments. Rigorous assessment, combined with detailed and constructive feedback, is essential to the development and refinement of critical analysis skills.

formulating researchable problems within a general area of concern

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Several research based modules and a research based dissertation encourage students to acquire and enhance their skills in the design, planning, execution and analysis of both quantitative and quantitative research

Methods of Assessment

Students are assessed on the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

research design and data collection skills in relation to crime, victimisation and responses to crime and deviance

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Several research based modules and a research based dissertation encourage students to acquire and enhance their skills in the design, planning, execution and analysis of both quantitative and quantitative research

Methods of Assessment

Students are assessed on the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

data analysis, including indexing and retrieval of qualitative data

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Several research based modules and a research based dissertation encourage students to acquire and enhance their skills in the design, planning, execution and analysis of both quantitative and quantitative research

Methods of Assessment

Students are assessed on the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

use and understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics (including summary measures, measures of association and significance, contingency tables, regression analysis and knowledge of the use and value of appropriate learning technologies), and awareness of the use and potential misuse of statistics

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Several research based modules and a research based dissertation encourage students to acquire and enhance their skills in the design, planning, execution and analysis of both quantitative and quantitative research

Methods of Assessment

Students are assessed on the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

Summarize complex ideas and research evidence, conveying it in concise -easy to understand way to non-specialist audiences

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorial work has been redesigned to deliver employability skills and demonstrate that criminological theory and research is applicable to every day practices in the criminal justice system.

Methods of Assessment

Briefing paper/policy briefing papers

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

describe and examine a range of key concepts and theoretical approaches within criminology (theories of crime, criminalisation, class, victimisation and responses to crime and deviance) and to evaluate their application to complex social and criminological problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to a broad range of sociological and social policy approaches and perspectives in level one, before specialising in criminological theory in level 2 and beyond. This ensures that students are equipped with knowledge and understanding of a broad range of social issues including class, inequalities, race, mental health, disability and welfare provision. This provides a foundation on which criminological theory and appreciation of the impact of social issues on crime and the CJS can be fully developed.
A range of teaching methods are employed including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, field visits, and supervised independent learning. Many of these teaching methods are enhanced by the use of visual technology, such as PowerPoint presentations, dvd clips, handouts, and key materials being made available through Queen’s Online.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and understanding are assessed through unseen timed examinations, coursework assignments, oral presentations, seminar and tutorial contribution and multiple choice tests.

provide an analytical account of social diversity and inequality and their effects in relation to crime, victimisation and responses to crime, deviance, and its associated harm.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to a broad range of sociological and social policy approaches and perspectives in level one, before specialising in criminological theory in level 2 and beyond. This ensures that students are equipped with knowledge and understanding of a broad range of social issues including class, inequalities, race, mental health, disability and welfare provision. This provides a foundation on which criminological theory and appreciation of the impact of social issues on crime and the CJS can be fully developed.
A range of teaching methods are employed including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, field visits, and supervised independent learning. Many of these teaching methods are enhanced by the use of visual technology, such as PowerPoint presentations, dvd clips, handouts, and key materials being made available through Queen’s Online.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and understanding are assessed through unseen timed examinations, coursework assignments, oral presentations, seminar and tutorial contribution and multiple choice tests.

evaluate criminal justice agency practices and developments in terms of changing values and relationships between individuals, groups, and public and private agencies in Ireland, UK and other international jurisdictions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Specific modules examine historical and current developments and practices of key CJS agencies and institutions including the Police, Prison, Youth Justice Services within Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK. In addition to previously outlined teaching methods, knowledge and understanding in this area is further developed through the use of specialist external speakers from CJS agencies, including local community based Restorative Justice Services, alcohol and drug services, NIPS, PSNI, & YJA.
The School also promotes student volunteering in local independent sector agencies

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and understanding are assessed through unseen timed examinations, coursework assignments, oral presentations, seminar and tutorial contribution and multiple choice tests.

examine critically the values, practices and processes of governance, including human rights, that underpin the treatment of lawbreakers within Ireland and UK CJS, and allied agencies which administer sentencing and alternatives (in particular restorative justice initiatives)

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Specific modules examine historical and current developments and practices of key CJS agencies and institutions including the Police, Prison, Youth Justice Services within Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK. In addition to previously outlined teaching methods, knowledge and understanding in this area is further developed through the use of specialist external speakers from CJS agencies, including local community based Restorative Justice Services, alcohol and drug services, NIPS, PSNI, & YJA.
The School also promotes student volunteering in local independent sector agencies

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and understanding are assessed through unseen timed examinations, coursework assignments, oral presentations, seminar and tutorial contribution and multiple choice tests.

use a range of research strategies and methods, assess the appropriateness of their use, and identify an appropriate strategy for specific research problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding of social research methods and practices are developed through a combination of traditional lectures and group based workshops where students develop and rehearse data collection and data analysis skills.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of research understanding and knowledge through the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation

evaluate strengths and weaknesses in the use of comparison in relation to crime, victimisation and responses to crime and deviance

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding of social research methods and practices are developed through a combination of traditional lectures and group based workshops where students develop and rehearse data collection and data analysis skills.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of research understanding and knowledge through the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation

summarise and analyse quantitative and qualitative empirical data about crime, victimisation and responses to crime, in order to evaluate competing criminological
theories

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding of social research methods and practices are developed through a combination of traditional lectures and group based workshops where students develop and rehearse data collection and data analysis skills.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of research understanding and knowledge through the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation

Evaluate and critically assess information provided by various media outlets, from reporting and entrainment; to internet, social media and establishment

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Exposing students to various forms of information on crime and criminal justice as produced by the major forms of media production

Methods of Assessment

Research essays demonstrating an ability to appreciate the role of narratives and ideologies in social construction of crime and criminal justice

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

formulate and investigate criminological questions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

All single honours criminology students undertake an independent research study in level 3. This project involves the development of research question(s), the design of appropriate research methods; data collection and analysis, and the drafting of a final thesis. During this year long module students are provided with intensive support and supervision from an academic member of staff. In additional, specialist seminars are provided on a range of topics including, advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques, research ethics, project management, and thesis writing.

Methods of Assessment

Double marked research thesis

assess the methodology used to address criminological questions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

All single honours criminology students undertake an independent research study in level 3. This project involves the development of research question(s), the design of appropriate research methods; data collection and analysis, and the drafting of a final thesis. During this year long module students are provided with intensive support and supervision from an academic member of staff. In additional, specialist seminars are provided on a range of topics including, advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques, research ethics, project management, and thesis writing.

Methods of Assessment

Double marked research thesis

apply basic research tools appropriately in relation to theoretically driven, exploratory or evaluative research

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

All single honours criminology students undertake an independent research study in level 3. This project involves the development of research question(s), the design of appropriate research methods; data collection and analysis, and the drafting of a final thesis. During this year long module students are provided with intensive support and supervision from an academic member of staff. In additional, specialist seminars are provided on a range of topics including, advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques, research ethics, project management, and thesis writing.

Methods of Assessment

Double marked research thesis

access or gather appropriate qualitative or quantitative information to address criminological questions in relation to crime, victimisation, responses to crime and deviance, and representations of these, using qualitative and quantitative methods

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

All single honours criminology students undertake an independent research study in level 3. This project involves the development of research question(s), the design of appropriate research methods; data collection and analysis, and the drafting of a final thesis. During this year long module students are provided with intensive support and supervision from an academic member of staff. In additional, specialist seminars are provided on a range of topics including, advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques, research ethics, project management, and thesis writing.

Methods of Assessment

Double marked research thesis

recognise the ethical implications of research into criminological questions and identify appropriate solutions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

UG students are required to submit their work to the same ethical review committee as all human subject research undertaken within the school. Through specialised seminars and individual supervision, students are tutored through the ethical review process that involves the identification of ethical issues in their own work, the development of protocols and procedures to protect and minimise harm to participants and themselves (including procedures to obtain informed consent), the completion and submission of a formal ethical application, and the revision of research protocols to ensure full compliance with accepted ethical practices.

Methods of Assessment

Application to the School Research Ethics Committee

Develop coherent evaluation of data and ideas on the criminal justice system or on criminological issues, conveying their relevance and understanding to a non specialised audience; and providing possible policies recommendations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Provide students with a variety of skills among which the evaluation of ideas and data from a variety of sources; strengthen students’s writing skills and translation of complex ideas from non specialised audience

Methods of Assessment

Briefing/policy briefing papers

review, summarise and evaluate empirical information and research findings about crime, victimisation and responses to crime and deviance

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These learning outcomes are consistently addressed across almost all of the modules offered on the programme. As a result a wide range of different teaching methods are employed to promote depth learning, to facilitate consolidation of knowledge and understanding and to support student progression across the three years.
Key to this is the use of interactive teaching methods (discussions, Q&As, quizzes, individual tutor meetings, problem orientated sessions, PRS) to promote student engagement within lectures and tutorials.

Methods of Assessment

Again, a wide range of assessment methods are employed across the three years of study. Highlights include the use of reflective reports, diaries, media analysis, book and film reviews, peer assessment and feedback

discuss criminological topics with an appreciation of criminological theory, of evidence, and of the relevance to current debates, and present the conclusions in a variety of appropriate academic formats

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These learning outcomes are consistently addressed across almost all of the modules offered on the programme. As a result a wide range of different teaching methods are employed to promote depth learning, to facilitate consolidation of knowledge and understanding and to support student progression across the three years.
Key to this is the use of interactive teaching methods (discussions, Q&As, quizzes, individual tutor meetings, problem orientated sessions, PRS) to promote student engagement within lectures and tutorials.

Methods of Assessment

Again, a wide range of assessment methods are employed across the three years of study. Highlights include the use of reflective reports, diaries, media analysis, book and film reviews, peer assessment and feedback

comment on the value of criminological work on crime, victimisation, responses to crime and deviance, and representations of these in relation to policy questions at national, international and global levels.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These learning outcomes are consistently addressed across almost all of the modules offered on the programme. As a result a wide range of different teaching methods are employed to promote depth learning, to facilitate consolidation of knowledge and understanding and to support student progression across the three years.
Key to this is the use of interactive teaching methods (discussions, Q&As, quizzes, individual tutor meetings, problem orientated sessions, PRS) to promote student engagement within lectures and tutorials.

Methods of Assessment

Again, a wide range of assessment methods are employed across the three years of study. Highlights include the use of reflective reports, diaries, media analysis, book and film reviews, peer assessment and feedback

Module Information

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Rethinking Society SOC1001 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
The Sociological Imagination SOC1002 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Introducing Criminology CRM1001 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Comparative Politics PAI1009 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Introducing Social Policy SPY1004 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Themes and Issues in Social Policy SPY1005 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Visualising the Social World SQM1001 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 100% 0%
Issues in Contemporary Politics PAI1003 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Digital Society SQM1003 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 70% 10% 20%
Crime and Society CRM1004 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Qualitative Research Skills SOC2003 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Criminological Theory CRM2001 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Crime and the Media CRM2006 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Quantitative Research Skills SOC2004 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Policing and Society CRM2008 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Theory Counts SQM2001 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Environmental Crimes and Justice SOC2049 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 50% 50% 0%
Justice and Conflict CRM2009 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Punishment, Penal Policy and Prison CRM3001 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Youth, Crime and Criminal Justice CRM3003 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Research Project and Dissertation CRM3002 3 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Psychological Perspectives on Crime CRM3005 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Criminology Across Borders CRM3007 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Reintegration After Prison CRM3008 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Social Identity: Differences and Inequalities SQM3003 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 70% 0% 30%
Modelling the Social World SQM3004 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 40% 60% 0%

Notes

At Level II - students must take one of the theory modules in the Autumn Semester (SOC2001 or CRM2001). Students must have completed CRM1001 or CRM1004 to enrol on CRM2006, CRM2009 and CRM2008. In 2022/23 CRM2006 will be taught in AUTUMN and may be a core module. At Level II a student may substitute up to 20 CATS of optional modules with the equivalent number of CATS from a list of approved modules beyond those listed below.

At Level III students must have completed CRM1001, CRM1004, CRM2001 or CRM2002 before enrolling on CRM3001. Student should also have completed CRM1001 or CRM1004 before enrolling on CRM3003 or CRM3005. Students must have completed SQM2001 before enrolling on SQM3003 and SQM3004, students must enrol on both SQM3003 and SQM3004 to qualify for the Quantitative Methods exit pathway. Students must enrol on both SQM modules or neither. At Level III a student may substitute up to 20 CATS of optional modules with the equivalent number of CATS from a list of approved modules beyond those listed below.

Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students’ choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints. Students who complete the required complement of SQM modules within the Criminology degree may be eligible to exit with recognition for Quantitative Methods. At Level I - Students must have enrolled for SOC1001 to be allowed to enrol for SOC1002. Students must also enrol on CRM1001 to be allowed to enrol for CRM1004.