Please note that the information set out on this website relates only to the full-time programme that commences in September 2018 Our BA Hons Criminology degree is contemporary, global and critical. By studying criminology at the extremes - comparing street crime with large-scale state crimes - this programme demonstrates that the causes, consequences and prevention of crime operate at local, national and international levels. Core subjects explore the social, cultural and political debates surrounding crime, victimisation and deviance and cover current concerns within the discipline, including: * Representations of crime and detection in popular TV and film; * Imprisonment, prisoners and human rights; * Gender, race and discrimination; * Policing and organised crime. Our courses cover key trans-national issues, including security, terrorism, cybercrime and the criminology of war. Over the three years of the full-time degree, you will learn about crime scene investigation, forensic psychology, criminal profiling and the Criminal Justice System in the UK. In your second year of the full-time programme, you will learn how to carry out research on crime and criminals which will equip you for a final-year dissertation research project on a criminological topic of your choice. The degree has been designed to enhance your academic knowledge, develop your key skills and provide transferable skills to aid your future employment. Ultimately, the programme aims to provide you with a range of potential career paths. You will be encouraged to volunteer with various criminal justice agencies during your time at Greenwich. We currently offer two placement-based modules that you might decide to study; one based in prison (which runs in the second year of the programme) and a work placement (which runs in the final year of the programme). If you are selected for the prison course, you will study criminology alongside people currently serving sentences in prison at the prison itself. If you are selected for the work placement you will work in an agency that is either part of, or complementary to, the Criminal Justice System. Students selected for the work placement option will typically attend the placement for one day a week during the timetabled teaching weeks of the final year. EMPLOYABILITY The University is committed to optimising student potential and maximising graduate prospects. Excellent teaching and learning, great student support and access to the University’s Guidance & Employability Team all ensure that students get the most out of their time at Greenwich. We invite employers from a wide range of agencies to meet students to discuss voluntary work and career opportunities, and students will be encouraged to make links with local communities and organisations to enhance their employability skills. Students will have the opportunity to apply to be selected to undertake a work placement in the final year of the full-time programme - those selected will work in agency that is either part of, or complementary to, the criminal justice system. Students selected for the placement option will typically attend the placement for one day a week during the timetabled teaching weeks of the final year. LOCATION Students study at the University’s Greenwich campus. Designed at the end of the 17th century, this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site is often the backdrop to major film productions - including Guy Ritchie’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’. Located on the south bank of the Thames, the University is ideally placed for access to Central London. The centre of Greenwich comprises a mix of shops, restaurants, cafés, pubs and a market, as well as some of London’s well-known tourist attractions.