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Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology

Swansea University

12 months
16550 GBP/year
7750 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study the Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology programme from Swansea University and you will gain in-depth knowledge about the causes of crime, the criminal justice system and current themes in criminological debates.


Your Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology Experience

  • You will learn from industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience, in a globally recognised law school with a vibrant academic community dedicated to understanding some of society’s most challenging issues.
  • Our small lecture groups give you the chance to voice your opinion and share ideas.
  • Guest speakers include senior criminal justice practitioners, managers, and policy makers.
  • You can join social events organised by the student-led Criminology Society.

Career opportunities

The knowledge you gain on this Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology programme from Swansea University opens up a range of potential careers in:

  • Public sector – government, civil service, political and policy advice
  • Private sector – global, national or local business
  • Non-governmental sector
  • Research and academia

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Understanding Criminological Theory
  • Youth Justice and Children's Rights
  • Advanced Issues in Drugs, Alcohol and the Criminal Law
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Social Research
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you are passionate about Criminology, we want to hear from you!
  • Students will discover how the criminal justice system operates in practice, learn key theories, examine relevant research in criminal justice and criminology, and explore cutting edge themes in criminological debates.
  • Ideally you will hold a 2:1 undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Criminology or a cognate discipline i.e. Law, Psychology, Sociology, Politics or Social Policy. Candidates with a 2:2 or with relevant professional work experience may also be considered.
  • If English is not your first language, you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English language qualification. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.0 in each component) and TOEFL (with a score of at least 88 and at least Listening: 21, Reading: 22, Speaking: 23, Writing: 21).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16550 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7750 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time (2 years) fees:

  • UK students: £ 3,900
  • International students: £ 8,300
Part-time (3 years) fees:
  • UK students: £ 2,600
  • International students: £ 5,500

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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