The programme gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the complexities of the world we live in, particularly in relation to Crime, Criminology and the Criminal Justice system.
You will study a wide range of topics covering both legal and sociological issues of criminology and criminal justice including the social process of crime, the policing of society, social inequalities and the law, punishment and sentencing and the operation of the criminal courts.
The course has real practical application in contemporary society and equips students with knowledge and skills appropriate for a range of graduate roles in criminal justice agencies, including the Police Service, the National Probation service and related fields in the voluntary and public sectors.
Crime and its impact are at the forefront of current political and social debate. A degree in Social Policy and Criminal Justice enables you to explore the reality behind the newpaper headlines on crime and examine a topic which is relevant, topical and has real, practical application in contemporary society. You will study a wide range of topics covering the legal and sociological issues of criminology and criminal justice and the associated policy responses. The course equips students with knowledge and skills appropriate for a range of graduate roles in the statutory, voluntary and commercial sector.
Teaching and learning is designed to support digital literacy. Students will acquire the skills necessary to gather evidence and apply theories to a range of social and political issues. Students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas.
Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on Aug 2017).
Part time students study alongside full time students. However, they do not study more than 80 credits in each academic calendar year.
|4CJ003||Thinking About Crime||20||SEM1||Core|
|4SL005||The Sociological Imagination||20||SEM1||Core|
|4SL009||Introduction to Classical Sociological Theory||20||SEM2||Core|
Campaigning and Citizenship:
Women in Britain and its Empire from 1800
|4CJ005||Legal Issues and Human Rights||20||SEM1||Core Option|
|4GK006||Success in Higher Education||20||SEM1||Core Option|
|4WL002||Basic Language||20||SEM1||Core Option|
|4WL003||Elementary Language||20||SEM1||Core Option|
|5SL005||Issues and Debates in Sociological Thought||20||SEM1||Core|
|5CJ002||Theories of Crime||20||SEM1||Core|
|5SL007||Doing Quantitative Research||20||SEM2||Core|
|5CJ003||Police and Society||20||SEM2||Core|
|5SL002||Making Gender||20||SEM2||Core Option|
|5CJ009||Victims and Offenders||20||SEM2||Core Option|
|5SL008||Volunteering in Action||20||SEM2||Core Option|
|5WL001||Basic Language||20||SEM2||Core Option|
|5WL002||Elementary Language||20||SEM2||Core Option|
|6SL012||Qualitative Research Methods||20||SEM1||Core|
|6CJ005||Contemporary Issues in Criminology||20||SEM2||Core|
Please note that you must take 1 Project or Community Link module for your
|6SL003||Independent Project in Sociology||20||SEM1||Core Option|
|6SL004||Community Link in Sociology||20||SEM1||Core Option|
|6CJ007||Criminology and Criminal Justice Project||20||SEM1||Core Option|
|6LW011||Business and Community Link in Law||20||SEM1||Core Option|
|6SL014||The Sociology of the Body||20||SEM1||Core Option|
|6CJ011||Serious and Organised Crime||20||SEM1||Core Option|
|6CJ004||Counter-Terrorism: Law, Policy and Practice||20||SEM1||Core Option|
|6SL013||The Global World||20||SEM1||Core Option|
The combination of Sociology and Criminology and Criminal Justice, provides students with essential theoretical, methodological tools required to describe and analyse aspects of social life.
Graduates will have in-depth knowledge and understanding of crime and its consequences, both theoretical and applied.
Students have the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice through community-based learning programmes at each level of study.
You will be taught by skilled staff who are committed to high qualityteaching and whoare research-active. Our research-led teaching ensures that you will be learning about the latest debates in policy and practice.
A successful graduate from this course is expected to be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
You will also be required to provide satisfactory reference.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.