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Terrorism and Criminology

BA (Hons)

Easy to tailor course

Study the modules which appeal to you in years two and three

100% go on to work/study

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017

Links with local organisations

Work with offenders and support communities in the local area

UCAS code:
LM38
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Mode of study:
Full-time
Duration:
3 years
Academic year:
17 September 2018 - 21 June 2019
09 September 2019 - 19 June 2020
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Gain a national and international understanding of crime, terrorism and deviance in contemporary societies with our Terrorism and Criminology degree.

Our BA (Hons) Terrorism and Criminology degree will provide you with a critical understanding of crime, terrorism and deviance at both national and international levels. The course is ideal for those interested in addressing pressing areas of concern in contemporary societies. During your degree, you'll also assess different theoretical perspectives on terrorism and crime, and develop an understanding of various research methods in the analysis of criminal, deviant and socially harmful activities facing society today.

The course has links with local organisations, working with offenders and supporting different communities. We also work closely with Arch – Stoke-on-Trent’s domestic violence prevention programme. In addition, we welcome regular visits from speakers engaged in active campaigns and change makers, to give a real insight into their respective fields of expertise.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BA (Hons) Terrorism and Criminology

Course content

During your studies, you will have the opportunity to delve further into the following areas: counter terrorism, The Criminal Justice System, state and corporate crime, education, globalisation, human rights and transnational criminal networks. Through robust research methods, you'll develop analytical skills and will become competent in research, computing, communication, data analysis, presentation and problem solving – all of which can be applied to your chosen career path.

When you finish the course, you'll be capable of independent judgement, self-reflection and critical debate. You will also be ready to put your degree into practice with immediate effect, having been given multiple opportunities to complete a relevant placement in the real world of work. In addition, the course specialises in issues of evil and deviance, and focuses on a global approach to resistance and protest.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2018/2019 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2018-2019 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Sociological Theory and Practice 1
Sociological Theory and Practice 2
Crime and Deviance 1
Crime and Deviance 2
Discovering Research Methods
Problems and Policy
Year 2 compulsory modules
Terrorism And Crime
Researching Social Life
Year 3 compulsory modules
Dissertation
Terrorism: Advanced Research and Praxis
Transnational Organised Crime

Entry requirements

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM

Facilities

Careers

Our graduates have gone on to succeed in a wide range of careers including roles in: The National Offender Management Scheme, global research, policy and legislation, security industry, the human rights sector, community development, education, and EcoHIP – an environmental organisation that provides green solutions for housing.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Enabling Centre supports students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Your tutors are experienced practitioners who will bring real-life experiences to your learning using the most up-to-date skills and technologies.

For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,100 per year of study

For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,320 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BA (Hons)
Full-time
17 September 2018
Stoke-on-Trent campus
BA (Hons)
Full-time
09 September 2019

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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