Key facts

Location:

Stoke-on-Trent campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 3 years full-time
UCAS code: LM38
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 7 June 2019

Introduction

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.

Modules

This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interest. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at a given level, you may have more choice in later parts of the course. 

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue. We aim to ensure that all optional modules run as scheduled. If for any reason an optional module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Before you can register on some optional modules, you may be required to have undertaken prerequisite modules. Some module combinations may not be allowed.

Year 1

Semester 1
Module title
Sociological Theory and Practice 1 Compulsory
Crime and Deviance 1 Compulsory
Discovering Research Methods Compulsory
Problems and Policy Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Sociological Theory and Practice 2 Compulsory
Crime and Deviance 2 Compulsory
Discovering Research Methods Compulsory
Problems and Policy Compulsory

Year 2

Semester 1
Module title
Terrorism And Crime Compulsory
Researching Social Life Compulsory
The Life Course Optional
Big Brother is Watching You! Contemporary Surveillance and Security Optional
Theory and Practice of Mentoring Optional
India, Pakistan, Afghanistan: History and Politics Optional
Comparative Sociology: Studying Other Cultures Optional
Semester 2
Module title
Terrorism And Crime Compulsory
Researching Social Life Compulsory
The Life Course 2 Optional
An Anthropology of Evil: Deviance, Conformity, Morality and Responsibility Optional
Professional Practice Placement Optional
Working with Drug Users Optional
Crime Scene America Optional

Year 3

Semester 1
Module title
Dissertation Compulsory
Terrorism: Advanced Research and Praxis Compulsory
The Life Course Optional
Big Brother is Watching You! Contemporary Surveillance and Security Optional
Theory and Practice of Mentoring Optional
India, Pakistan, Afghanistan: History and Politics Optional
Comparative Sociology: Studying Other Cultures Optional
Semester 2
Module title
Dissertation Compulsory
Transnational Organised Crime Compulsory
The Life Course 2 Optional
An Anthropology of Evil: Deviance, Conformity, Morality and Responsibility Optional
Professional Practice Placement Optional
Working with Drug Users Optional
Crime Scene America Optional

Teaching 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.