Crime and its impact, are at the forefront of current political and social debate. A degree in criminology and criminal justice with law enables you to explore the reality behind the newspaper headlines on crime and examine a topic which is relevant, topical and has real, practical application in contemporary society. You will also cover a number of key law subject areas which link to the criminology side of your course.
You will study a wide range of topics covering the legal and sociological issues of criminology and criminal justice, including, the operation of the criminal courts through punishment and sentencing and policing of society as well as social inequalities and the law. You will cover a range of law areas which are of specific relevance to this field of study.
You will have the oppurtunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.
5LW022 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)
Practical Experience: An opportunity at each level of the course to undertake a placement module which will provide invaluable practical experience.
Pastoral support: We pride ourselves in our supportive culture, with a large team of academic and student support staff to provide excellent pastoral care and support together with a welcoming academic environment in which to undertake your degree.
Research-led: Our research-led teaching ensures that you will be learning about the very latest debates in policy and practice.
Recent graduates in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Law are working in a variety of roles including Criminal Justice Agencies, the Police and the National Probation Service, others are employed in related fields such as trading standards, HM Revenues and Customs, the UK Border Agency and social work.
This integrated degree develops skills which are appropriate to a range of careers from the Civil Service to various management roles.
All our courses provide the academic background and scholarship necessary for postgraduate study at both Master's and Doctoral level.
You could also continue your study of law and undertake the LLM Common Professional Examination at Wolverhampton; to enable you to proceed to the Legal Practice Course or to the Bar Professional Training Course. Provided that you have taken the relevant foundation subjects as part of this course you May be eligible for exemption from part of the Common Professional Examination. For further details on exemption see www.sra.org
On succesful completion of this course you will be able to:
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 see http://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 2019/0. 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.