Criminology | Student Stories
Rosie Bugler, 22, from Devon studied on the BSc [Hons] Criminology and Criminal Justice.
I studied BTEC Forensic Science and A level Psychology (along with A level Photography, Biology and Human Biology) so I already had an interest in criminology before I came to Glamorgan. Initially I wanted to study but chose Criminology because the career options were wider and I discovered that I could study abroad through the Erasmus scheme.
A degree in Criminology covers all the elements you’d expect such as youth justice, the roles of police, forensic science and crime prevention, but this course also offers some really interesting modules like youth gangs, gender justice, social control and victimisation. Our lectures are carefully planned to take account of what is going on in the world, so the subject material is always up to date.
In my first year I really enjoyed the Crime Prevention and Forensic modules. In year two we looked at Drugs from a global perspective – policy, use, abuse, selling and importing – which was fascinating. In my final year, Victimology, and Gender Justice and Social Control have been the most interesting areas, along with Homicide – a real eye opener! For me, one of the most memorable aspects of the course has been the Crime Prevention module, as it involved doing a risk assessment in your own home, highlighting areas that could leave you open to theft and looking at ways to avoid being a victim of crime.
The lecturers have been very helpful, with an obvious personal interest in each of their subject areas. Most give reading material or direct us to sources that can help us with our graded work. They also allocate office hours where anyone who needs advice or help on work or any matter relating the course can pop in and see them. The fact that they are all so approachable has been a great help.