Criminology

Interested in the criminal justice system? Want to know why people commit crimes? Want to find out how the law is applied after a crime is committed?

Subject Type: Vocational
Details of Exam Board: WJEC
Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including Maths and English

Last three years destinations:
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology at Edge Hill University
  • BA (Hons) Law at Liverpool University
  • BA (Hons) Criminology at the University of Cumbria

Course Aims

Studying criminology, you will cover:

  • Authentic criminal case studies
  • Perceptions of crime
  • The criminal justice system.

This vocational course can lead to jobs in:

  • The criminal justice system
  • National Probation Service
  • The courts and tribunals service

It can also lead to degree level study such as:

  • Criminology and Criminal justice
  • Criminology and Psychology
  • Psychology and Sociology.

The course is all about studying crime and criminal behaviour. We will look at reasons why people commit crime, what happens once found guilty of committing crime and how society perceives criminal behaviour. As part of the course you will get to visit a working prison where you will get a first-hand experience of what life is like for those incarcerated. It’s a great opportunity to study something you would never have looked at before.