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International: £13,650 per year
This course scored 90% for overall satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.
- Study in a department that has received the British Society of Criminology award for teaching excellence.
- Become prepared for a career in criminology, criminal and community justice areas.
- Improve your employability by working on real life work placements and case studies.
Gain a criminological and psychological perspective on the causes and consequences of crime and offending behaviour and consider ways of treating and managing offenders. By studying both criminology and psychology, you will gain a broad multi-disciplinary understanding of the real life applications of criminological and psychological theory to life experiences, human behaviour and work experiences.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
You benefit from teaching staff who are active in criminological and psychological research and supported through research centres such as the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice. Thanks to this involvement we can offer teaching and course content that is up-to-date and of a very high standard.
You learn through
- lectures and seminars
- class-based discussion and debate
- group tasks
- simulation and case study analysis
Course leaders and tutors
To maximise your career prospects in the area, you have various opportunities for work related learning. during the course. Employability and placement opportunities are embedded across all three years of the degree course. These include student placement modules and activities with criminal justice/third sector agencies, project work with external agencies, simulation modules, voluntary work through our employability fair and possible opportunities to work on clinical modules in our law clinic. You also have access to degree-specific careers advice and support.
You have the opportunity to study abroad.
This course benefits from its links with the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice - a leading centre for social justice and human rights situated within the Department of Law and Criminology, which provides a vibrant environment at the cutting edge of legal and criminal justice practice and helps to place research-informed teaching at the heart of the course.
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Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
This course prepares you for a career in
- mental health
- youth offending
- service projects
- offender advocation
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- the police service
- the probation service
- the prison service
- youth work
- victim support
- citizens advice
- civil service and local government
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Learn more about your department
The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice has brought Sheffield Hallam's law and criminology departments international esteem.
This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
- BBC at A Level.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.
- English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
- Mathematics at grade C or 4
• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course
• Grade B from CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in both reading and writing and 5.5 in all other skills, or equivalent
We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.
Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Criminal Justice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Criminological Landscapes||Credits: 20||
|Module: Forensic Mental Health||Credits: 20||
|Module: Graduate Research And Development 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Graduate Research And Development 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Psychology For Criminologists||Credits: 20||
|Module: Deconstructing Research||Credits: 20|
|Module: Living With Justice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Offenders And Offending||Credits: 20|
|Module: Animal Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Cybercrime And Society||Credits: 20|
|Module: Disorders Of Language And Reading||Credits: 20|
|Module: Exclusion Rights And Justice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Experiencing Criminal Justice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Holistic Perception||Credits: 20|
|Module: Inspiring Real World Criminology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Introduction To Counselling And Psychotherapy||Credits: 20|
|Module: Investigating Cutting Edge Criminology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Life Beyond Crime, Substance Use And Offending||Credits: 20|
|Module: Professional Practice On Placement||Credits: 60|
|Module: Psychology In Everyday Life||Credits: 20|
|Module: Studies Abroad In Criminology||Credits: 60|
|Module: Witnesses And Victims: Forensic Psychology In Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 40|
|Module: 21St Century Crime: Threats, Responses And Human Rights||Credits: 20|
|Module: Atypical Child Development||Credits: 20|
|Module: Counselling And Psychotherapy (Theoretical Perspectives)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Crime And Justice In The Information Age||Credits: 20|
|Module: Criminal Justice Realities||Credits: 20|
|Module: Death, Dying And Bereavement||Credits: 20|
|Module: Experiencing Custodial And Community Sentences||Credits: 20|
|Module: Forensic Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Healthy And Clinical Ageing||Credits: 20|
|Module: Making Desistance And Recovery A Reality||Credits: 20|
|Module: Organisations Work And Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Policing And Crime Reduction||Credits: 20|
|Module: Positive Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Sex Violence And Extremism||Credits: 20|
|Module: Simulating Justice Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Psychology Of Education||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Psychology Of Sexuality And Gender||Credits: 20|
|Module: Weapons Of Influence||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Criminology courses (PDF)
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