Our Criminology and Law degree draws on theory and practice from a wide range of disciplines associated with crime and criminal justice. Designed to equip you with a detailed understanding of the social, psychological, philosophical and legal aspects of criminology, all of which will be complemented by ongoing study of constitutional, administrative and criminal law.
The course is also designed to enhance your job prospects and we actively help students to prepare and plan for a career by ensuring that they have the necessary skills required to enter employment.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- Links with employers including Police, HM Prison Service, and Coventry Youth Offending Service;
- Experienced teaching staff who bring professional or research expertise in to their teaching;
- Guest speakers from different sectors of the criminological spheres such as the Prison Service, Police, UK Borders Agency and Youth Offending Team;
- A number of field trips (e.g. prisons, The Old Bailey, The Holocaust Centre);
- The opportunity to visit the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.
Detailed Course FactsTuition fee
- GBP 8088 Module (EEA)
Course ContentIn the first year you will be introduced to the study of crime through the following modules: Introducing Criminology, Controlling Crime, Introducing Criminological Research; and Academic and Professional Skills You will also cover the British legal system and the nature of law.
In the second year the Criminology half of your degree covers Prisons and Punishment and Policing and Society. This complements your study of Law in the other half of the programme, which covers criminal law and practical legal skills. You will also undertake the planning of a research study as well as a module that allows you to develop career interests through a practice-based study.The final year focuses on issues connected with crime and you will be given the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge, first through a module that introduces a series of current issues of criminological interest, and second through an individual research project that leads to the production of a dissertation on a topic of your choice. You will also take modules in International Criminal Law and Globalised Organised Crime, as well as a module that builds your employability profile through exploring enterprise in practice.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6
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RequirementsEssential Entry Requirements:
- 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.
- A-Levels: BCC
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM
- International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28 points
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Coventry University.
FundingMerit Scholarship Scheme
Merit Scholarship scheme: £1,000, in year one only and based on academic performance.
- Available to all international students applying for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Coventry University.
- Scholarships are allocated on the basis of academic merit. (Postgraduate applicants must hold 2.1 or equivalent, undergraduate applicants must hold A-levels or equivalent at grades BBC)
- There is no separate scholarship application process: all undergraduate applications from self-funded international students from any non-EU country and postgraduate applications from international, will automatically be considered for a merit award. You will not have to do anything, if you are successful you will be notified in due course by the International Office.
Occasionally, funding becomes available to enable the University, either centrally, through one of the faculties or from other sources, to offer research studentships in specified topics or fields of study.Science Without Borders
Brazilian students are able to apply for full scholarship - including tuition fees and accommodation - to study undergraduate sandwich programmes at Coventry University.Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK, as part of the UK's contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.
If you are a citizen of a developed Commonwealth country, you can apply for:
Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study
If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for
- Scholarships for Masters, PhD, or split-site (PhD) study at UK universities
- Shared Scholarships for Masters study at selected UK universities
If you are a citizen of the Maldives, St Helena or the Seychelles, you can apply for:
- Scholarships for undergraduate study at UK universities
Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. The Trust supports people from low-income and conflict-affected regions who want to improve their knowledge of peace and reconciliation. Scholarship amounts vary and are dependent on individual circumstances and assessment.
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