Why study this course

Experienced and knowledgeable tutors

Supportive learning environment

Classic and contemporary criminological modules

Career focus

Course summary

If you don’t have, or don’t think you will attain the normal tariff points for studying at BGU, this course will enable you to study for a degree without any UCAS points. The course is delivered over four years and includes a Foundation Year, which gives you a perfect introduction in what it means to be a university student, equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge for effective undergraduate study. In addition, during your Foundation Year, you will study eight modules, all of which are designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to progress your studies in your chosen subjects.

The BA (Hons) Criminology with Foundation Year is a brand-new course for 2024 at BGU, Lincoln.

Please note - the intended start date for this course is September 2024

About this course

The criminology degree is designed to ensure students graduating from this programme has advanced knowledge and a systematic understanding of the complexities, debates and contradictions relating to the criminological field. At each level of the degree, the student will build upon the previous year’s knowledge and be encouraged to engage in deeper and more critical analysis of the topics under investigation. Questions such as ‘why do men commit more crime than women?’, ‘do prisons actually work?’ or ‘is there such a thing as a ‘victimless’ crime?’ These are the sorts of questions that will be addressed in various modules throughout the degree.

To ensure knowledgeable and confident criminologists emerge from the programme and into the workplace, engaging, applicable and enlightening subjects will be delivered over the course of the programme by experienced and knowledgeable tutors. Each subject focus will be varied, yet linked, and draw attention to complex issues such as the influence of the media on perspectives of crime, addressing political and social responses to crime, examining crime from a victim’s perspective, investigating both classical and contemporary criminological and penological theory, through to understanding the criminal processes from an offence being committed to punishment in addition to exploring the aims, rationale and instruments of punishment.


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