This degree will give you the opportunity to examine the many factors involved in criminal behaviour and how society responds through the criminal justice system.
You will study the most important theories of crime and deviance and their relevance to contemporary criminal justice policy, research, and practice.
Alongside this, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of the structures of the criminal justice system, covering the courts, prison, the probation service, and the police.
Throughout your studies, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing.
Why Criminology and Criminal Justice at Swansea?
Based at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will benefit from being part of lively and diverse research and teaching environment.
We also enjoy an enviable reputation for our teaching, with Criminology being ranked:
7th in the UK (Times & Sunday Times 2020)
12th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020)
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top 10 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019) and the UK top 5 for career prospects (Guardian 2020).
Your Criminology and Criminal Justice Experience
Our flexible degree structure with a range of optional modules in your second and third years gives you plenty of scopes to tailor your studies to your particular interests, career goals, or ambitions for postgraduate study.
We can support you with arranging work placement opportunities in a wide range of settings, both in the UK and abroad.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.