Criminology is an exciting subject which will allow you to understand crime and deviance in detail. You will focus on the impact that crime and criminal behaviour has on societies and explore how criminal behaviour can be explained.
Questions such as ‘why do people commit crime?’, ‘how should we punish offenders?’ and ‘what is the role of the criminal justice system?’ will be addressed throughout the two year course.
Studying Criminology will develop your understanding of the different aspects of crime, victimisation and responses to crime and deviance. You will develop your essay writing, time management and organisational skills throughout the course.
The course includes a combination of external exams, controlled assessments and coursework.
Where does this course lead?
There are many progression routes for which a qualification in Criminology would be useful due to the skills you will develop. Specific career paths include: Police Officer, Prison Officer, Probation Officer, Social Worker, Youth Worker and many more.
Course Entry Requirements
You will need at least a grade 4 in GCSE English Language.