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BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice with pathway in Cyber Criminology

Course overview

Start date

September 2020

Subject area

Criminology

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

The course focuses upon crime and justice with a specialism in cyber crime, considering the impact of this environment from a criminological and socio-legal perspective in a national and international context. The course provides an insight into current cyber debates focusing on emerging research and professional practice.

 

UCAS points

112

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

L311

UCAS points

Less points?

Course options

Degree + Foundation year

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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Placement

Optional placement year available

 

Cybercrime

Unique focus on the human aspects of cybercrime from a criminological perspective.

Research

The course draws on our groundbreaking research conducted at the Online Harms and Cybercrime Unit.

Practical

Taking an applied, practice focus equipping students for employment in a range of cybercrime focused areas.

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Cyberspace represents a relatively recent criminal environment  that allows old forms of crime to take new forms, such as cyberfraud while, at the same time, enabling new types of crime such as hacking and online sexual abuse. Police and other agencies are  utilising digital technology and other devices to address these threats and challenges. This course offers a unique opportunity to study these emerging threats in the context of criminological, policing and socio-legal understanding. The course builds upon the leading, cutting edge research undertaken by the Online Harms and Cybercrime Unit and also draws upon our extensive national and international policing, practice and industry networks.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parents' Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

-          All nursing and many allied health students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year from the government.

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance or contact Student Finance England.

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£9,250
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£12,700
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

112

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

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Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

We will also consider the UEL New Beginnings pre-entry course

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more.

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll learn

The course aims to offer a critical and inter-disciplinary approach to the study of crime, cybercrime and criminal justice practice, exploring key concepts and theoretical perspectives that relate to the study of crime and deviance and of the criminal justice system. You will learn about the impact of the cyber environment from a criminological and socio-legal perspective in a national and international context. The course aims to provide an insight into current criminological and cyber debates focusing on emerging research and professional practice.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

  • Introduction to Crime and Punishment (Core)
  • Developing Skills for Justice (MW)  (Core)
  • Applied Criminology  (Core)
  • Research Skills  (Core)
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminology  (Core)
  • Criminal Justice Process (Core)
  • Theoretical Criminology (Core)
  • Crime and Social History (Core)
  • Essential Skills for Justice (Core)
  • Crime Policy into Practice (Core)
  • Policing and Society (Core)
  • Applied Research & Evaluation (Core)

This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge.

The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

  • Leadership Skills for Justice (Core)
  • Cybercrime & Professional Practice (Core)
  • Researching Contemporary Issues in Cybercrime (Core)
  • Cybercrime Dissertation (Core)
  • Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice (Optional)
  • Youth Crime, Gangs and Sub-culture (Optional)
  • Work-based learning (Optional)
  • Policing and Criminal Investigation (Optional)
  • Mentally-disordered Defendants & Suspects (Optional)
  • Psychological Criminology (Optional)

How you'll be assessed

All modules on the BA are assessed and must be passed. However, assessment in the first year does not count towards the final award classification. Assessment is by a mix of coursework and examination. Coursework includes essays, research reports, reflective reports, group and seminar presentations and a final year project. Assessment methods vary across the degree according to the learning outcomes of the individual module.

Course specification

How you will learn

The programme is taught by active researchers in the field of criminology and cybercrime who have published extensively around this subject area, providing students with high-quality teaching that is research-informed.

You will be provided with a stimulating, challenging and supportive learning experience through lectures, seminars, workshops and small group work and individual supervision. Direct class contact is supplemented by on-line interactive programme materials, teaching, individual reading and preparation for assignments. Learning resources include IT and access to electronic databases and specialist library facilities.

Thinking skills will be developed through: hypothetical problem solving surrounding crime and deviance including cybercrime; practical exercises including group presentations; essay and exam writing; reading journal articles, books and other relevant materials.

Practical skills are developed through: exercises in electronic and paper searches; exercises designed to develop research strategies.

You will be assigned a dedicated Personal Advisor to provide guidance and support throughout your studies.

Who will teach on this course

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Your future career

When you complete the programme you could consider a career in specialised cybercrime units in police or private organisations. You could work in areas such as: crime prevention (charities or NGOs); cyber or criminological research or policy (both the UK Home Office and National Crime Agency have Cybercrime Units for example); intelligence analysis and security consultancy. You could also work in the prison system or do postgraduate study in cybercrime or criminology.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.

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