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Criminology lecturer and students

BSc (Hons) Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year*

New for 2021 entry (*subject to approval)

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Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

4 years Full Time

Top 30
UK University
For courses and lecturers
5 Star
Rating for inclusiveness, teaching, and facilities
1. Guardian University Guide 2021 | 2. WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020 | 3. QS Stars University Rating

Entry Requirements and Fees

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • UCAS Tariff points: 48 
  • If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent
  • Non-standard Application Entry Routes: The University has an alternative entry route for applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the formal minimum entry qualifications required. Applicants who demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to enter a course of higher education will be asked to complete an entry task involving the completion of specially set assignments.


2021/22 UK fee: £9,250

2021/22 International fee: £14,050

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

Course content

We are excited to bring you this course for 2021 entry (*subject to approval).

Course overview

Criminology looks at the social phenomenon of crime and its impact on society. This course gives you the chance to explore the subject in-depth and with the Integrated Foundation Year, you’ll build your academic skills in the first year. At the end of the course, you’ll be a social scientist who can conduct research in the field.

Who is this degree for?

Are you someone who is fascinated by Criminology and wants to learn more? Do you feel you’d benefit from building your academic reading and writing skills? This four-year degree will prepare you to study at university level and build your subject knowledge.

Why study this degree?

The integrated foundation year route offers you the chance to:

  • Gain an additional year to build academic skills
  • Enter with lower tariff requirements than the main degree pathway
  • Expand your insight into the subject of Criminology

For more information, read our Criminology brochure.

Our facilities

Our specialist facilities and equipment include:

  • Brain Imaging Unit
  • Virtual Reality Unit
  • Psychological Test Centre for psychometric assessments
  • Individual testing cubicles
  • Interview and Observation Suite
  • Eye tracking software
  • Biopac software to measure brain, heart and motor neuron activity
  • Inquisit –  an extensive library of psychological testing paradigms for measuring and manipulating a broad range of psychological constructs
  • aLIAS - an affective immersive emotional Virtual Reality stimuli package which allows researchers to create ‘different worlds’
  • NIRScout - a cutting edge 3D scalable neuroimaging platform with a dedicated ultra-high-density near-infrared spectroscopy system which measures changes in the cerebral cortex

Psychology labs and equipment

Where this can take you

This degree provides a strong foundation for a wide variety of careers. You could be working in welfare-focussed careers such as social work or probation service. Another career route could be focused on prison service, police work or the Home Office.

As you'll develop sound research skills during this programme, you could also work as a researcher in large companies or the Civil Service. Many students also go on to postgraduate studies and become independent researchers in this field. Some of the possible career routes are:

  • Victim or offender support
  • Social welfare
  • HR Revenue and Customs
  • Home Office
  • Justice System
  • IT or computing
  • Data analysis
  • Market, government or social research
  • Civil Service

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment


You will build your subject knowledge and practical experience through modules appropriate to the breadth of the curriculum. Your learning encompasses development of core knowledge and skills intrinsic to professional practice and psychological research. Learning is supported by lectures, workshops and tutorials to encourage theoretical and critical inquiry, debate and practical research skills.

Meet the lecturers

Our programmes are taught by a team of experienced academics who are at the forefront of their discipline. Take a look at their profiles to see who could be teaching you.


Summative assessment involves a wide range of activity such as scientific reports, essays, group and individual presentations, poster design, multiple choice papers, short answer papers, research participation and essay exams.

Additional Costs

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Are you interested in this course and would like to learn more? Get in touch with our Admissions Team for more information.

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