What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Becoming a criminologist

  • Criminal justice institutions

  • Introduction to Law and its Study

  • Collecting Social Data

  • Development of Criminological Theory

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Representations of crime

  • Policing and criminal investigation

  • Criminology in Late Modernity

  • Analysing Social Data

  • Criminal Law

Optional modules

  • Punishment, Dangerousness and Risk

  • Psychology of Offending and Victimisation

  • Equality and Human Rights

  • Law, Self and Society

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Evil

  • Criminal Justice Placement

  • Green Criminology

  • Quantitative method using SPSS

  • Surveillance and Society

  • Drug Use Today

  • Criminalisation

  • Evidence and the Criminal Trial

  • Histories of punishment

  • Prostitutes, pickpockets and peelers

  • Organisations of Violence

  • Transnational Organised Crime

  • Desistance

  • Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Criminology

  • Contemporary Imprisonment

  • Understanding Terrorism

  • Philosophy of Law

  • Medical Law and Ethics

  • International Protection of Human Rights

  • Sex(uality), Gender and the Law

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More about this course

Explore the diverse factors causing crime and how society responds to crime at one of the country’s most prestigious centres for criminology. Combining your studies with law, you’ll focus on the connection between crime and criminal justice and, in the process, you'll gain a sound understanding of the legal system. Our strong links with local, regional and national criminal justice agencies open up fantastic avenues for work experience, work placements and job opportunities.

Hull pioneered the study of criminology more than 30 years ago and has an established reputation. Our criminology courses provide a multidisciplinary approach, so you’ll explore this fascinating and complex topic through a variety of perspectives. Our staff are experts in their field, and their research underpins the range of the modules you’ll study.

What does ‘final validation pending’ mean?

We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any new courses or changes to courses go through a validation or re-validation process. ‘Final validation pending’ means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn’t received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466100 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
independent

First year

19%

81%

Second year

21%

79%

Final year

17%

83%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

16%

13%

71%

Second year

23%

7%

70%

Final year

10%

5%

85%

Hull pioneered this exciting area of study more than 30 years ago and is one of the UK's leading criminology centres.

Work alongside police officers on placement, applying your theoretical knowledge to real-life situations.

Law has been taught at Hull since 1927 and our staff are at the forefront of research, scholarship and teaching.

You'll have the opportunity to provide legal advice to real clients through our Legal Advice Centre and Law Clinic.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with minimum of 45 credits at merit.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

Demand for Criminology graduates has increased significantly in recent years and our degree equips you with the knowledge and skills that are invaluable for a career in the field of crime and criminal justice. Common career paths for Criminology graduates include the police, prison and probation services, the legal professions and academic or Civil Service research. With law as the minor subject of this degree, you can pursue a number of further avenues in the legal professions.

We hold an annual Criminal Justice careers event to introduce you to criminal justice and related organisations, helping you make vital career connections.

Once you have started studying at Hull, we are here to guide you at any point of your studies or subsequent career. This is one of the factors that distinguishes us from other universities and the reason our Careers Service was one of the first to be accredited against the new matrix standards. Matrix is the UK mark for advice, information and guidance services.

There's a range of services to assist you in development of skills looked for by employers, including skills workshops, practice interviews and practice ability tests. We offer one-to-one advice and guidance – and you will have a named careers adviser for your subject.