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Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Criminology

Criminology

Criminology

Criminology

Criminology

Overview

Crime is a vast political and cultural topic that concerns and affects everyone. This course will introduce you to a range of perspectives on crime and its impact on society. As you develop a solid grounding in the theories that sit at the core of criminology, you will cultivate a deeper understanding of our current responses to crime with a view to helping shape more effective policies and legislation in the future. Supported throughout your studies, you will develop the academic, personal and professional skills needed to forge a successful career in a variety of roles, whether you want to work with offenders, the victims of crime or in organisations tasked with reducing offending.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including social work and social policy.

You will benefit from an exceptional student experience geared to your needs. You will study with a team of academics who are working at the forefront of criminological theories such as policing, prostitution studies, domestic violence, sexual offending, as well as race and crime.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v63 or higher (recommended), Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Visit our distance learning guide for a complete list of technical requirements.

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Course Features

  • Real-life projects
  • Study abroad option
  • Part-time study available
  • Industry expertise
  • Informed by the latest research
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
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Entry Requirements

112
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants:

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

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Careers

Vicky Maycock

Careers

Vicky Maycock
Claims Negotiator Fusion Insurance

BA (Hons) Criminology

“My course allowed me to increase my knowledge of fraud and insurance and enter a career I'm really interested in. My job requires me to investigate potential fraudulent claims and I find I'm able to understand them in-depth because of the specialist knowledge I gained on my degree.

Teaching and learning

You will engage in research-led modules looking at public criminology and real world issues that are embedded in sociological and theoretical understanding. You will enhance your critical thinking, academic expertise and personal confidence, so that upon graduation you will be able to choose a career right for you. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study; the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.

You will experience a blended approach to teaching and learning - this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and remote teaching and learning. The learning content you receive will be as planned for the academic year 2020/2021 before the Covid-19 outbreak. To find out more about teaching on your course visit the Leeds School of Social Sciences - Teaching 2020-21 page.

You will experience a blended approach to teaching and learning - this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and remote teaching and learning. The learning content you receive will be as planned for the academic year 2020/2021 before the Covid-19 outbreak. To find out more about teaching on your course visit the Leeds School of Social Sciences - Teaching 2020-21 page.

Explore the core theories and approaches within criminology as well as psychology, and gain a grounding in the criminal justice system. You will also begin to develop your skills in research.
Overall workload
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204 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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996 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one assessment is predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.

Core Modules

Build on your understanding and knowledge on a broad foundational level concerning the problem of crime.

Learn about the criminal justice process within England & Wales; the actors and institutions that make up this system, along with some underlying social theories.

Study how the concept of crime is socially constructed and allows individuals to categorise behaviour. The meaning of 'crime' is promoted through the use of mediated images. You will examine the way in which our classifications of others are shaped by the sharing of such images and how those categories generate support for the criminalisation process.

Understand what it means to be a criminologist. Through a series of lectures on the course team's specialist areas of criminological expertise, students will develop an understanding of criminology as an academic discipline in an interesting and diverse context.

Explore the key concepts of criminological theories and the core expressions of explanatory and descriptive criminological theory. Theory is introduced as a sense making tool in the attempt to understand or explain crime.

Study the social construction of crime and deviance through an examination of the historical, socio-economic and political processes by which particular acts of behaviour, or particular social groups become defined, formally or informally as deviant' and/or 'criminal'.

You will develop your knowledge gained in Year One, and be able to analysis and critique the theory. You will study Doing Criminological Research 1, Policing and Social Control, Doing Criminological Research 2 and Punishment. You will choose additional modules according to your career pathway.
Overall workload
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207 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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994 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two assessment is predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.

Core Modules

Examine the main types of research design, with a focus on qualitative research, looking at the key techniques as well as ethical and safety considerations.

Gain a detailed knowledge of prisons, detention centres, immigration removal centres or any institution that houses people for punishment.

Gain an informed and critical exploration of how social control is exercised in society, particularly through policing functions, focusing on elements of change and continuity.

Following on from the part 1 module, focus on quantitative research, looking at the main research methods and key statistical techniques.

Option modules may include:

Focus on the study of children, youth and crime by examining patterns of offending and desistance from crime amongst children and young people. You will consider the ways in which notions of childhood and youth offending have been depicted in academic, political and popular discourses and assess the extent to which these various discourses have influenced the response of youth justice systems to address both children as offenders and also the victims of crime.

Trace the historical, economic and social contexts wherein 'race' and ethnicity come to be associated with crime, victimisation and disproportion in the criminal justice system. From individual racist violence to state crime, you will examine 'race' and ethnicity in relation to both visible and hidden victimisation and as a source of fears of criminality and threat to social order.

Explore the relationship between crime, victims, harm and justice; how victimisation is conceptualised within and out with the criminal justice system; and how responses are increasingly required to show awareness of the reach and impact of harm.

Study the varying relationships between the media and crime. Using an interdisciplinary approach by drawing on literature and research from criminology, sociology and film and media studies, you will critically examine the ways in which different types of media shape public perceptions of crime and justice, constructs deviance and impacts on responses to crime.

Explore the role that sociology has had in exploring the role, work and symbolism of police work, looking at the broad area of 'police culture'.

Understand the theoretical and applied knowledge underpinning crime science and criminalistics.

Apply knowledge from the criminology of place to different sorts of urban neighbourhoods and cities to understand the problem of crime.

Consider the experience of vulnerable people within all areas of the criminal justice system including the police, courts, probation and the prison service. You will engage in critical debates about the criminal justice process and explore how each stage can impact on vulnerable groups including people with mental health difficulties, young people, older people, mothers and people with drug and alcohol dependency.

Enlighten and expand your criminological knowledge by learning how the artificial distinction between crimes depending on the status of the criminal has been deliberately constructed through the historical development of law and its application by the state institutions. You will understand the debate about the constitution and definition of what is 'crime'; the socio-legal status of 'crimes' and 'harms'; legal, regulatory and enforcement bias; and questions of power in crime.

Gain theoretical and practical understanding of the nature of gender, crime and criminal justice in both domestic and international contexts.

Further build upon the expertise with the ability to reflect, evaluate and critique. You will be able to appreciate the achievements and limitations of different approaches, and broaden your knowledge relevant to your chosen career pathway with a range of option modules. You will also undertake a dissertation.
Overall workload
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141 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
1059 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year three is assessed by coursework.

Core Modules

Develop an understanding in contemporary theoretical developments in criminology.

Design and develop a research project in criminology and carry out investigations within a chosen area of interest by collecting existing or generating new data.

Option modules may include:

Examine the social-psychology of aggression and killing, and explore the types of aggression within social contexts i.e. individual face-to-face interactions and also overlooked large scale and sanctioned conflict contexts such as law enforcement, gang contexts and armed conflict settings.

Critically explore the complexities of the sex industry, with a particular focus on social control. You will consider the motivations of both those who purchase sexual services and those who sell sex on and off street. To do this, you will look at different theoretical understandings of sex work/prostitution and the way the industry is controlled in different geographical areas.

Conduct a critical, sociological exploration of the prison - more specifically, the experience of imprisonment. You will deal with concepts such as time & liminality, renegotiations of identity and masculinities, coping, and negotiations of gender to unpack the implications of being in the prison environment on individual prisoners.

Explore a range of competing explanations for gendered violence with a particular focus on domestic violence.

Critically examine terrorism, policing and security from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will analyse how terrorism, policing and security have emerged as political and law enforcement priorities and analyse the impact this has had in the respective areas of human rights, civil liberties and the criminalisation of particular groups in society. You will be equipped with the ability to think independently and critically about terrorism, policing and security while at the same time challenging orthodox understandings of the subject matter.

Study the historical and socially constructed nature of freedom, crime and criminality within the law. You will look at examples of social movements that illuminate how the law itself is a field of contestation, including piracy, file sharing and poll tax rebellion.

Taught at HMP Full Sutton as part of the Learning Together Network initiative, you will explore the core elements of penology with a specific focus on the philosophy of punishment, the prison as a total institution and prison sociology.

Further your understanding of theory and analysis of crime and related insecurity by applying already acquired knowledge to the international level by using a comparative, critical and interdisciplinary angle. You will use the case of Europe and the European Union to exemplify the different ways in which crime and insecurity may develop in different contexts and the outcomes of different conceptual understandings of those issues. You will also develop new knowledge in the practical and ideological imperatives behind the development of common European policies, and your ability to apply a global perspective in analysing local processes in crime and social anxiety, and respective developments in criminal justice and security policies.

Look into competing explanations for acts of violent and sexual offending in both domestic and institutional settings, touching on gender, ethnicity and age issues.

Gain a critical understanding of the lived experiences of individuals who are seeking support to stop offending and recover from substance abuse. You’ll explore the connections between theory, policy and practice, in order to support desistance and recovery, to reduce reoffending and improve resettlement.

Further your understanding of theory and analysis of crime through a critical analysis of the role of culture and literature.

Discover the crimes that have shaped the 20th and 21st century, including war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Look at the cultural and social relationship between tattoos and crime, including the symbolism of tattooing and criminal identity.

Engage with the development of criminal justice policies at a national and global level, drawing on sociological, social policy and socio-legal perspectives. You will investigate the complex inter-relationships between theory, policy and practice in the field of criminal justice. You will be encouraged to evaluate different sources of knowledge about crime and criminal justice, and focus on the role of academic research in shaping and evaluating criminal justice policies.

Explore the core theories and approaches within criminology as well as psychology, and gain a grounding in the criminal justice system. You will also begin to develop your skills in research.
Overall workload
Clock icon
204 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
996 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one assessment is predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.

Core Modules

Build on your understanding and knowledge on a broad foundational level concerning the problem of crime.

Learn about the criminal justice process within England & Wales; the actors and institutions that make up this system, along with some underlying social theories.

Study how the concept of crime is socially constructed and allows individuals to categorise behaviour. The meaning of 'crime' is promoted through the use of mediated images. You will examine the way in which our classifications of others are shaped by the sharing of such images and how those categories generate support for the criminalisation process.

Understand what it means to be a criminologist. Through a series of lectures on the course team's specialist areas of criminological expertise, students will develop an understanding of criminology as an academic discipline in an interesting and diverse context.

Explore the key concepts of criminological theories and the core expressions of explanatory and descriptive criminological theory. Theory is introduced as a sense making tool in the attempt to understand or explain crime.

Study the social construction of crime and deviance through an examination of the historical, socio-economic and political processes by which particular acts of behaviour, or particular social groups become defined, formally or informally as deviant' and/or 'criminal'.

You will develop your knowledge gained in Year One, and be able to analysis and critique the theory. You will study Doing Criminological Research 1, Policing and Social Control, Doing Criminological Research 2 and Punishment. You will choose additional modules according to your career pathway.
Overall workload
Clock icon
207 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
994 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two assessment is predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.

Core Modules

Examine the main types of research design, with a focus on qualitative research, looking at the key techniques as well as ethical and safety considerations.

Gain a detailed knowledge of prisons, detention centres, immigration removal centres or any institution that houses people for punishment.

Gain an informed and critical exploration of how social control is exercised in society, particularly through policing functions, focusing on elements of change and continuity.

Following on from the part 1 module, focus on quantitative research, looking at the main research methods and key statistical techniques.

Option modules may include:

Focus on the study of children, youth and crime by examining patterns of offending and desistance from crime amongst children and young people. You will consider the ways in which notions of childhood and youth offending have been depicted in academic, political and popular discourses and assess the extent to which these various discourses have influenced the response of youth justice systems to address both children as offenders and also the victims of crime.

Trace the historical, economic and social contexts wherein 'race' and ethnicity come to be associated with crime, victimisation and disproportion in the criminal justice system. From individual racist violence to state crime, you will examine 'race' and ethnicity in relation to both visible and hidden victimisation and as a source of fears of criminality and threat to social order.

Explore the relationship between crime, victims, harm and justice; how victimisation is conceptualised within and out with the criminal justice system; and how responses are increasingly required to show awareness of the reach and impact of harm.

Study the varying relationships between the media and crime. Using an interdisciplinary approach by drawing on literature and research from criminology, sociology and film and media studies, you will critically examine the ways in which different types of media shape public perceptions of crime and justice, constructs deviance and impacts on responses to crime.

Explore the role that sociology has had in exploring the role, work and symbolism of police work, looking at the broad area of 'police culture'.

Understand the theoretical and applied knowledge underpinning crime science and criminalistics.

Apply knowledge from the criminology of place to different sorts of urban neighbourhoods and cities to understand the problem of crime.

Consider the experience of vulnerable people within all areas of the criminal justice system including the police, courts, probation and the prison service. You will engage in critical debates about the criminal justice process and explore how each stage can impact on vulnerable groups including people with mental health difficulties, young people, older people, mothers and people with drug and alcohol dependency.

Enlighten and expand your criminological knowledge by learning how the artificial distinction between crimes depending on the status of the criminal has been deliberately constructed through the historical development of law and its application by the state institutions. You will understand the debate about the constitution and definition of what is 'crime'; the socio-legal status of 'crimes' and 'harms'; legal, regulatory and enforcement bias; and questions of power in crime.

Gain theoretical and practical understanding of the nature of gender, crime and criminal justice in both domestic and international contexts.

Further build upon the expertise with the ability to reflect, evaluate and critique. You will be able to appreciate the achievements and limitations of different approaches, and broaden your knowledge relevant to your chosen career pathway with a range of option modules. You will also undertake a dissertation.
Overall workload
Clock icon
141 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
1059 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year three is assessed by coursework.

Core Modules

Develop an understanding in contemporary theoretical developments in criminology.

Design and develop a research project in criminology and carry out investigations within a chosen area of interest by collecting existing or generating new data.

Option modules may include:

Examine the social-psychology of aggression and killing, and explore the types of aggression within social contexts i.e. individual face-to-face interactions and also overlooked large scale and sanctioned conflict contexts such as law enforcement, gang contexts and armed conflict settings.

Critically explore the complexities of the sex industry, with a particular focus on social control. You will consider the motivations of both those who purchase sexual services and those who sell sex on and off street. To do this, you will look at different theoretical understandings of sex work/prostitution and the way the industry is controlled in different geographical areas.

Conduct a critical, sociological exploration of the prison - more specifically, the experience of imprisonment. You will deal with concepts such as time & liminality, renegotiations of identity and masculinities, coping, and negotiations of gender to unpack the implications of being in the prison environment on individual prisoners.

Explore a range of competing explanations for gendered violence with a particular focus on domestic violence.

Critically examine terrorism, policing and security from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will analyse how terrorism, policing and security have emerged as political and law enforcement priorities and analyse the impact this has had in the respective areas of human rights, civil liberties and the criminalisation of particular groups in society. You will be equipped with the ability to think independently and critically about terrorism, policing and security while at the same time challenging orthodox understandings of the subject matter.

Study the historical and socially constructed nature of freedom, crime and criminality within the law. You will look at examples of social movements that illuminate how the law itself is a field of contestation, including piracy, file sharing and poll tax rebellion.

Taught at HMP Full Sutton as part of the Learning Together Network initiative, you will explore the core elements of penology with a specific focus on the philosophy of punishment, the prison as a total institution and prison sociology.

Further your understanding of theory and analysis of crime and related insecurity by applying already acquired knowledge to the international level by using a comparative, critical and interdisciplinary angle. You will use the case of Europe and the European Union to exemplify the different ways in which crime and insecurity may develop in different contexts and the outcomes of different conceptual understandings of those issues. You will also develop new knowledge in the practical and ideological imperatives behind the development of common European policies, and your ability to apply a global perspective in analysing local processes in crime and social anxiety, and respective developments in criminal justice and security policies.

Look into competing explanations for acts of violent and sexual offending in both domestic and institutional settings, touching on gender, ethnicity and age issues.

Gain a critical understanding of the lived experiences of individuals who are seeking support to stop offending and recover from substance abuse. You’ll explore the connections between theory, policy and practice, in order to support desistance and recovery, to reduce reoffending and improve resettlement.

Further your understanding of theory and analysis of crime through a critical analysis of the role of culture and literature.

Discover the crimes that have shaped the 20th and 21st century, including war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Look at the cultural and social relationship between tattoos and crime, including the symbolism of tattooing and criminal identity.

Engage with the development of criminal justice policies at a national and global level, drawing on sociological, social policy and socio-legal perspectives. You will investigate the complex inter-relationships between theory, policy and practice in the field of criminal justice. You will be encouraged to evaluate different sources of knowledge about crime and criminal justice, and focus on the role of academic research in shaping and evaluating criminal justice policies.

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Core Modules

Build on your understanding and knowledge on a broad foundational level concerning the problem of crime.

Study the social construction of crime and deviance through an examination of the historical, socio-economic and political processes by which particular acts of behaviour, or particular social groups become defined, formally or informally as deviant' and/or 'criminal'.

Study how the concept of crime is socially constructed and allows individuals to categorise behaviour. The meaning of 'crime' is promoted through the use of mediated images. You will examine the way in which our classifications of others are shaped by the sharing of such images and how those categories generate support for the criminalisation process.

Explore the key concepts of criminological theories and the core expressions of explanatory and descriptive criminological theory. Theory is introduced as a sense making tool in the attempt to understand or explain crime.

Understand what it means to be a criminologist. Through a series of lectures on the course team's specialist areas of criminological expertise, students will develop an understanding of criminology as an academic discipline in an interesting and diverse context.

Learn about the criminal justice process within England & Wales; the actors and institutions that make up this system, along with some underlying social theories.

Core Modules

Gain an informed and critical exploration of how social control is exercised in society, particularly through policing functions, focusing on elements of change and continuity.

Following on from the part 1 module, focus on quantitative research, looking at the main research methods and key statistical techniques.

Gain a detailed knowledge of prisons, detention centres, immigration removal centres or any institution that houses people for punishment.

Examine the main types of research design, with a focus on qualitative research, looking at the key techniques as well as ethical and safety considerations.

Option modules may include:

Understand the theoretical and applied knowledge underpinning crime science and criminalistics.

Consider the experience of vulnerable people within all areas of the criminal justice system including the police, courts, probation and the prison service. You will engage in critical debates about the criminal justice process and explore how each stage can impact on vulnerable groups including people with mental health difficulties, young people, older people, mothers and people with drug and alcohol dependency.

Explore the relationship between crime, victims, harm and justice; how victimisation is conceptualised within and out with the criminal justice system; and how responses are increasingly required to show awareness of the reach and impact of harm.

Enlighten and expand your criminological knowledge by learning how the artificial distinction between crimes depending on the status of the criminal has been deliberately constructed through the historical development of law and its application by the state institutions. You will understand the debate about the constitution and definition of what is 'crime'; the socio-legal status of 'crimes' and 'harms'; legal, regulatory and enforcement bias; and questions of power in crime.

Focus on the study of children, youth and crime by examining patterns of offending and desistance from crime amongst children and young people. You will consider the ways in which notions of childhood and youth offending have been depicted in academic, political and popular discourses and assess the extent to which these various discourses have influenced the response of youth justice systems to address both children as offenders and also the victims of crime.

Trace the historical, economic and social contexts wherein 'race' and ethnicity come to be associated with crime, victimisation and disproportion in the criminal justice system. From individual racist violence to state crime, you will examine 'race' and ethnicity in relation to both visible and hidden victimisation and as a source of fears of criminality and threat to social order.

Study the varying relationships between the media and crime. Using an interdisciplinary approach by drawing on literature and research from criminology, sociology and film and media studies, you will critically examine the ways in which different types of media shape public perceptions of crime and justice, constructs deviance and impacts on responses to crime.

Apply knowledge from the criminology of place to different sorts of urban neighbourhoods and cities to understand the problem of crime.

Gain theoretical and practical understanding of the nature of gender, crime and criminal justice in both domestic and international contexts.

Explore the role that sociology has had in exploring the role, work and symbolism of police work, looking at the broad area of 'police culture'.

Core Modules

Design and develop a research project in criminology and carry out investigations within a chosen area of interest by collecting existing or generating new data.

Develop an understanding in contemporary theoretical developments in criminology.

Option modules may include:

Critically examine terrorism, policing and security from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will analyse how terrorism, policing and security have emerged as political and law enforcement priorities and analyse the impact this has had in the respective areas of human rights, civil liberties and the criminalisation of particular groups in society. You will be equipped with the ability to think independently and critically about terrorism, policing and security while at the same time challenging orthodox understandings of the subject matter.

Taught at HMP Full Sutton as part of the Learning Together Network initiative, you will explore the core elements of penology with a specific focus on the philosophy of punishment, the prison as a total institution and prison sociology.

Examine the social-psychology of aggression and killing, and explore the types of aggression within social contexts i.e. individual face-to-face interactions and also overlooked large scale and sanctioned conflict contexts such as law enforcement, gang contexts and armed conflict settings.

Gain a critical understanding of the lived experiences of individuals who are seeking support to stop offending and recover from substance abuse. You’ll explore the connections between theory, policy and practice, in order to support desistance and recovery, to reduce reoffending and improve resettlement.

Look at the cultural and social relationship between tattoos and crime, including the symbolism of tattooing and criminal identity.

Discover the crimes that have shaped the 20th and 21st century, including war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Further your understanding of theory and analysis of crime through a critical analysis of the role of culture and literature.

Look into competing explanations for acts of violent and sexual offending in both domestic and institutional settings, touching on gender, ethnicity and age issues.

Conduct a critical, sociological exploration of the prison - more specifically, the experience of imprisonment. You will deal with concepts such as time & liminality, renegotiations of identity and masculinities, coping, and negotiations of gender to unpack the implications of being in the prison environment on individual prisoners.

Explore a range of competing explanations for gendered violence with a particular focus on domestic violence.

Critically explore the complexities of the sex industry, with a particular focus on social control. You will consider the motivations of both those who purchase sexual services and those who sell sex on and off street. To do this, you will look at different theoretical understandings of sex work/prostitution and the way the industry is controlled in different geographical areas.

Study the historical and socially constructed nature of freedom, crime and criminality within the law. You will look at examples of social movements that illuminate how the law itself is a field of contestation, including piracy, file sharing and poll tax rebellion.

Further your understanding of theory and analysis of crime and related insecurity by applying already acquired knowledge to the international level by using a comparative, critical and interdisciplinary angle. You will use the case of Europe and the European Union to exemplify the different ways in which crime and insecurity may develop in different contexts and the outcomes of different conceptual understandings of those issues. You will also develop new knowledge in the practical and ideological imperatives behind the development of common European policies, and your ability to apply a global perspective in analysing local processes in crime and social anxiety, and respective developments in criminal justice and security policies.

Engage with the development of criminal justice policies at a national and global level, drawing on sociological, social policy and socio-legal perspectives. You will investigate the complex inter-relationships between theory, policy and practice in the field of criminal justice. You will be encouraged to evaluate different sources of knowledge about crime and criminal justice, and focus on the role of academic research in shaping and evaluating criminal justice policies.

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Core Modules

Build on your understanding and knowledge on a broad foundational level concerning the problem of crime.

Study the social construction of crime and deviance through an examination of the historical, socio-economic and political processes by which particular acts of behaviour, or particular social groups become defined, formally or informally as deviant' and/or 'criminal'.

Study how the concept of crime is socially constructed and allows individuals to categorise behaviour. The meaning of 'crime' is promoted through the use of mediated images. You will examine the way in which our classifications of others are shaped by the sharing of such images and how those categories generate support for the criminalisation process.

Explore the key concepts of criminological theories and the core expressions of explanatory and descriptive criminological theory. Theory is introduced as a sense making tool in the attempt to understand or explain crime.

Understand what it means to be a criminologist. Through a series of lectures on the course team's specialist areas of criminological expertise, students will develop an understanding of criminology as an academic discipline in an interesting and diverse context.

Learn about the criminal justice process within England & Wales; the actors and institutions that make up this system, along with some underlying social theories.

Core Modules

Gain an informed and critical exploration of how social control is exercised in society, particularly through policing functions, focusing on elements of change and continuity.

Following on from the part 1 module, focus on quantitative research, looking at the main research methods and key statistical techniques.

Gain a detailed knowledge of prisons, detention centres, immigration removal centres or any institution that houses people for punishment.

Examine the main types of research design, with a focus on qualitative research, looking at the key techniques as well as ethical and safety considerations.

Option modules may include:

Understand the theoretical and applied knowledge underpinning crime science and criminalistics.

Consider the experience of vulnerable people within all areas of the criminal justice system including the police, courts, probation and the prison service. You will engage in critical debates about the criminal justice process and explore how each stage can impact on vulnerable groups including people with mental health difficulties, young people, older people, mothers and people with drug and alcohol dependency.

Explore the relationship between crime, victims, harm and justice; how victimisation is conceptualised within and out with the criminal justice system; and how responses are increasingly required to show awareness of the reach and impact of harm.

Enlighten and expand your criminological knowledge by learning how the artificial distinction between crimes depending on the status of the criminal has been deliberately constructed through the historical development of law and its application by the state institutions. You will understand the debate about the constitution and definition of what is 'crime'; the socio-legal status of 'crimes' and 'harms'; legal, regulatory and enforcement bias; and questions of power in crime.

Focus on the study of children, youth and crime by examining patterns of offending and desistance from crime amongst children and young people. You will consider the ways in which notions of childhood and youth offending have been depicted in academic, political and popular discourses and assess the extent to which these various discourses have influenced the response of youth justice systems to address both children as offenders and also the victims of crime.

Trace the historical, economic and social contexts wherein 'race' and ethnicity come to be associated with crime, victimisation and disproportion in the criminal justice system. From individual racist violence to state crime, you will examine 'race' and ethnicity in relation to both visible and hidden victimisation and as a source of fears of criminality and threat to social order.

Study the varying relationships between the media and crime. Using an interdisciplinary approach by drawing on literature and research from criminology, sociology and film and media studies, you will critically examine the ways in which different types of media shape public perceptions of crime and justice, constructs deviance and impacts on responses to crime.

Apply knowledge from the criminology of place to different sorts of urban neighbourhoods and cities to understand the problem of crime.

Gain theoretical and practical understanding of the nature of gender, crime and criminal justice in both domestic and international contexts.

Explore the role that sociology has had in exploring the role, work and symbolism of police work, looking at the broad area of 'police culture'.

Core Modules

Design and develop a research project in criminology and carry out investigations within a chosen area of interest by collecting existing or generating new data.

Develop an understanding in contemporary theoretical developments in criminology.

Option modules may include:

Critically examine terrorism, policing and security from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will analyse how terrorism, policing and security have emerged as political and law enforcement priorities and analyse the impact this has had in the respective areas of human rights, civil liberties and the criminalisation of particular groups in society. You will be equipped with the ability to think independently and critically about terrorism, policing and security while at the same time challenging orthodox understandings of the subject matter.

Taught at HMP Full Sutton as part of the Learning Together Network initiative, you will explore the core elements of penology with a specific focus on the philosophy of punishment, the prison as a total institution and prison sociology.

Examine the social-psychology of aggression and killing, and explore the types of aggression within social contexts i.e. individual face-to-face interactions and also overlooked large scale and sanctioned conflict contexts such as law enforcement, gang contexts and armed conflict settings.

Gain a critical understanding of the lived experiences of individuals who are seeking support to stop offending and recover from substance abuse. You’ll explore the connections between theory, policy and practice, in order to support desistance and recovery, to reduce reoffending and improve resettlement.

Look at the cultural and social relationship between tattoos and crime, including the symbolism of tattooing and criminal identity.

Discover the crimes that have shaped the 20th and 21st century, including war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Further your understanding of theory and analysis of crime through a critical analysis of the role of culture and literature.

Look into competing explanations for acts of violent and sexual offending in both domestic and institutional settings, touching on gender, ethnicity and age issues.

Conduct a critical, sociological exploration of the prison - more specifically, the experience of imprisonment. You will deal with concepts such as time & liminality, renegotiations of identity and masculinities, coping, and negotiations of gender to unpack the implications of being in the prison environment on individual prisoners.

Explore a range of competing explanations for gendered violence with a particular focus on domestic violence.

Critically explore the complexities of the sex industry, with a particular focus on social control. You will consider the motivations of both those who purchase sexual services and those who sell sex on and off street. To do this, you will look at different theoretical understandings of sex work/prostitution and the way the industry is controlled in different geographical areas.

Study the historical and socially constructed nature of freedom, crime and criminality within the law. You will look at examples of social movements that illuminate how the law itself is a field of contestation, including piracy, file sharing and poll tax rebellion.

Further your understanding of theory and analysis of crime and related insecurity by applying already acquired knowledge to the international level by using a comparative, critical and interdisciplinary angle. You will use the case of Europe and the European Union to exemplify the different ways in which crime and insecurity may develop in different contexts and the outcomes of different conceptual understandings of those issues. You will also develop new knowledge in the practical and ideological imperatives behind the development of common European policies, and your ability to apply a global perspective in analysing local processes in crime and social anxiety, and respective developments in criminal justice and security policies.

Engage with the development of criminal justice policies at a national and global level, drawing on sociological, social policy and socio-legal perspectives. You will investigate the complex inter-relationships between theory, policy and practice in the field of criminal justice. You will be encouraged to evaluate different sources of knowledge about crime and criminal justice, and focus on the role of academic research in shaping and evaluating criminal justice policies.

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Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies
  • Clinical skills suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Optional costs
  • Educational visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence
  • A research methods book to use across multiple modules

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Access to course resources, equiptment and facilities, including:
  • Clinical skills suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.
Optional Costs
  • Educational visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence
  • A research methods book to use across multiple modules

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies
  • Clinical skills suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Optional costs
  • Educational visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence
  • A research methods book to use across multiple modules

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Access to course resources, equiptment and facilities, including:
  • Clinical skills suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.
Optional Costs
  • Educational visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence
  • A research methods book to use across multiple modules

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2020/21 on this course is £1541.60 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £77.08. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies
  • Access to the Clinical Skills Suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essential costs
  • You will need to pay for two copies of your dissertation or final project to be bound
Optional costs
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for optional educational visits (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year)
  • Study materials - we provide core materials during your studies but we recommend that you purchase some additional materials which are relevant across different modules, such as a research methods book.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Access to course resources, equiptment and facilities, including:
  • Access to the Clinical Skills Suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment
Essential Costs
  • You will need to pay for two copies of your dissertation or final project to be bound
Optional Costs
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for optional educational visits (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year)
  • Study materials - we provide core materials during your studies but we recommend that you purchase some additional materials which are relevant across different modules, such as a research methods book.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies
  • Access to the Clinical Skills Suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essential costs
  • You will need to pay for two copies of your dissertation or final project to be bound
Optional costs
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for optional educational visits (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year)
  • Study materials - we provide core materials during your studies but we recommend that you purchase some additional materials which are relevant across different modules, such as a research methods book.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Access to course resources, equiptment and facilities, including:
  • Access to the Clinical Skills Suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment
Essential Costs
  • You will need to pay for two copies of your dissertation or final project to be bound
Optional Costs
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for optional educational visits (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year)
  • Study materials - we provide core materials during your studies but we recommend that you purchase some additional materials which are relevant across different modules, such as a research methods book.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

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