Criminology BSc (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Criminology

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Criminology
DipHE Criminology
CertHE Criminology

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time ULE10010 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY ULE10010 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

L311

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Criminology (Bachelor)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Sociology

Programme Leader

MCCARTHY D Dr (Sociology)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To develop familiarity with the principles and intellectual traditions of Criminology and their relevance across a range of relevant substantive areas

To develop an applied and theoretical understanding of crime, crime control and criminal justice

To acquire a critical understanding of the various formal and informal responses to crime including policing and penal systems

To be able to use a range of analytical tools in order to evaluate and conduct research on contemporary problems relating to crime, deviance and social contro

To develop skills in using quantitative and qualitative means of investigating trends in crime and criminal justice

To develop critical, inquisitive and independent thought when examining criminological issues

To acquire a broad range of communicative, analytical and organisational skills and the confidence and knowledge to apply these skills in their careers after graduation.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Familiarity with and critical appreciation of the key elements of Criminology necessary for understanding of the contemporary social world. K BSc (Hons)
Familiarity with and critical appreciation of the main theoretical perspectives and debates in Criminology and their application to the study of substantive crime and criminal justice related phenomena. K BSc (Hons)
Familiarity with and understanding of the range and application of qualitative and quantitative methods used to produce data in criminological research. K BSc (Hons)
A critical understanding of the most recent developments in criminological theory, methodology and methods. K BSc (Hons)
The ability to produce an extended piece of work that incorporates the above knowledge, understanding and appreciation. K BSc (Hons)
Familiarity with and critical appreciation of the key elements of Criminology necessary for understanding of the contemporary social world. K Ord
Familiarity with and critical appreciation of the main theoretical perspectives and debates in Criminology and their application to the study of substantive crime and criminal justice related phenomena. K Ord
Familiarity with and understanding of the range and application of qualitative and quantitative methods used to produce data in criminological research. K Ord
A critical understanding of the most recent developments in criminological theory, methodology and methods. K Ord
Have acquired sufficient knowledge of criminological concepts and theory to be able to challenge received opinion, evaluate their own work and report effectively K DipHE
Have acquired basic knowledge of criminological concepts and theories K CertHE
To be able to understand standard criminological text books K CertHE
Identify, critically assess and apply key concepts in Criminology to a range of relevant substantive areas. C BSc (Hons)
Distinguish between and evaluate different methodological approaches to the study of crime and other related issues C BSc (Hons)
Synthesise and evaluate data from a variety of primary and secondary sources. C BSc (Hons)
Evaluate the relationship between criminological theories and concepts and empirical evidence. C BSc (Hons)
Critically evaluate, contrast and challenge different theoretical approaches within the discipline of Criminology C BSc (Hons)
To be able to apply these skills to an extended piece work. C BSc (Hons)
Identify, critically assess and apply key concepts in Criminology to a range of relevant substantive areas. C Ord
Distinguish between and evaluate different methodological approaches to the study of crime and other related issues. C Ord
Synthesise and evaluate data from a variety of primary and secondary sources. C Ord
Evaluate the relationship between criminological theories and concepts and empirical evidence. C Ord
Critically evaluate, contrast and challenge different theoretical approaches within the discipline of Criminology. C Ord
Have acquired further social research skills to enable them, with autonomy, to perform straightforward research tasks C DipHE
Have acquired a basic foundation of social research skills to enable them to perform simple research tasks with guidance C CertHE
Design and execute independent research using a variety of methods. P BSc (Hons)
Produce, manage and analyse quantitative and qualitative data. P BSc (Hons)
Locate, evaluate and apply appropriate criminological theories and concepts to inform both data production and analysis. P BSc (Hons)
Identify, collect and apply relevant primary and secondary sources to inform and resolve criminological issues. P BSc (Hons)
Work individually and as part of a group to critically reflect upon key debates in Criminology and substantive crime and criminal justice related matters. P BSc (Hons)
To be able to apply these skills to an extended piece of work. P BSc (Hons)
Design and execute independent research using a variety of methods. P Ord
Produce, manage and analyse quantitative and qualitative data. P Ord
Locate, evaluate and apply appropriate criminological theories and concepts to inform both data production and analysis. P Ord
Identify, collect and apply relevant primary and secondary sources to inform and resolve criminological issues. P Ord
Work individually and as part of a group to critically reflect upon key debates in Criminology and substantive crime and criminal justice related matters. P Ord
Have demonstrated an ability to utilise library and electronic learning material in self-directed learning P DipHE
Be able to access learning materials from library and electronic resources P CertHE
Communicate ideas, principles and theories by oral, written and visual means. T BSc (Hons)
Formulate and solve problems, both individually and as part of a team. T BSc (Hons)
Work towards targets under pressure through discipline and careful organisation T BSc (Hons)
Use information technologies for a variety of generic and subject specific purposes. T BSc (Hons)
Apply and present basic statistical and numerical data in an appropriate way. T BSc (Hons)
Carry out a set of responsibilities in a work environment (for those who undertake a professional placement year only). T BSc (Hons)
To be able to apply these skills to an extended piece of work T BSc (Hons)
Communicate ideas, principles and theories by oral, written and visual means. T Ord
Formulate and solve problems, both individually and as part of a team. T Ord
Work towards targets under pressure through discipline and careful organisation T Ord
Use information technologies for a variety of generic and subject specific purposes. T Ord
Apply and present basic statistical and numerical data in an appropriate way. T Ord
Carry out a set of responsibilities in a work environment (for those who undertake a professional placement year only). T Ord
Be ready to develop professional working relationships T DipHE
Have attained a reasonable level of computer literacy and study skills T CertHE

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) Y
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.