The Criminology BSc(Hons) uses a wide range of teaching methods that are designed to help you learn in a supportive and friendly environment.
Our students are taught in practical and interactive workshops, lectures, workshops, seminars and one-to-one supervision. Our courses are carefully constructed to allow you to build knowledge and skills progressively during your degree programme. We constantly update our curriculum to ensure that it covers the latest developments in your subject area, including the research and professional experience that your tutors bring to the course.
The programme adopts alternative assessments to help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence. Alongside traditional activities such as essays, exams and independent study, your learning is assessed through report writing, group work, oral and poster presentations, blog writing, placements and fieldwork.
When we return your work, we give you clear feedback that will show you what you need to work on next time. You'll have the opportunity to discuss the comments on your work one-to-one with your lecturers, your personal tutor and our academic skills centres.
The number of learning hours for each module is determined by its credit weighting. For example, for a 30-credit module there would be 300 learning hours. This would be divided into contact hours (eg time spent with your core course team) and independent learning hours (eg time spent on research with or without technical support).
Coursework is designed to be achieved within the set amount of learning hours for each module and is appropriate to the level of study. We encourage a professional work ethic, which includes how to manage your time. A range of additional support is available to students who require it.
A programme specification is a summary of the main features of a programme and provides details of the intended learning outcomes for students. It details the teaching, learning and assessment methods, including the structure of the programme.