Course Overview

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:

  • 4th in the UK (Times & Sunday Times 2019)
  • 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 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).

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.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Employment Opportunities

Studying a BSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Swansea University can lead to a range of careers. Our graduates go on to a wide variety of occupations, which include working in:

Community Development, Criminal Justice, Local Government, the Police Force, Postgraduate Study, the Prison Service, the Probation Service, Research, Social Work, Education, Training, UK Government, Victim Support and Voluntary Organisations.

Careers and Employability

Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.

  • Our career support services include:
  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Employability at the School of Law

The School of Law takes a proactive approach to enhance graduate employability, with a dedicated Employability and Placements Officer. The School offers a range of local, national and international work placements, professional courses, advice and support to help you develop the skills required to achieve your ambitions.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 4, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
3 years
13,750 GBP
UK/EU: 9000 GBP per year. International: 13,750 GBP per year.
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