University Centre Farnborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Surrey

Modern History with Criminology - Two-year Accelerated Degree

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Course summary

Explore the nature of crime and unpick events from modern history that have shaped the world we live in. This joint honours degree will introduce you to a range of interesting topics, ranging from Victorian society to crime prevention. Our two-year fast-track degrees are awarded by the University of Surrey. They have been created so that you can:

  • Start your career or masters course a year sooner
  • Save money by paying for just two years’ tuition fees
  • Save money on the costs associated with being a student
  • Based at Farnborough College of Technology, we offer classroom-based lectures, a small campus experience and plenty of personalised support. This makes us a popular choice locally for those who want to study higher education in a down-to-earth setting – where you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Modules chosen at Level 5 and Level 6 will define the particular degree title awarded, of either BA (Hons) Criminology with Modern History or BA (Hons) Modern History with Criminology. What will I study? Criminology The study of crime is a fascinating area to delve into. During your degree, you will begin to think like a criminologist, by unpicking the theories that seek to explain types and trends of crime and how society and the police choose to deal with them. You will use quantitative research methods to inspect topics such as victimology where you will explore the psychological effects of crime victims, and criminal profiling where you will investigate what makes a criminal and how can you identify them. This course will introduce you to many fascinating theories and practices within the subject of crime. You will be debating a range of thought-provoking ideas and working on assignments that reflect both crime prevention and critical issues that surround crime. Modern History Looking to the past is essential in beginning to understand the way of the modern world. Recent history has seen devastating world wars, new technologies and shifts in world powers. By studying modern history with us, you will start to uncover a number of interesting topics and events that continue to shape the world we live in. Our modern history degree covers topics as diverse as the Victorians, sexualities and politics. Along the way, you will also discover how to understand and research the past in great depth.


Level 4 (Year 1: September – April) The aim of the Level 4 programme is to give all students a thorough grounding in a both Criminology and English Literature. Typical topics studied include:

  • Understanding the Past
  • Victorian Society
  • Gender and History
  • Russia
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Criminological Theories
  • Criminal Justice
  • Understanding Crime
You will also benefit from a course in academic skills for degree students. Level 5 (April in Year 1 – December in Year 2) Level 5 of the programme offers students the opportunity to develop their skills in more depth in a range of topics. Options are chosen from the following:
  • Researching the Past
  • Fascism in the 20th Century
  • Public History
  • Victorian Social and Political Thought
  • Victimology
  • Types and Trends of Crime
  • Diversity and Crime
  • Social Research Methods
Level 6 (January in Year 2 to June in Year 2) In the final Level of study students have further opportunity to specialise in their chosen area. For example:
  • Using the Past
  • Empire and Colonialism
  • History of Sexualities
  • Crime Prevention
  • Critical Issues in Criminology
In addition to taught modules a dissertation will allow students to conduct research and investigate a topic in greater depth.

Assessment method

How will I be taught? The style of teaching and learning used in this programme has been carefully designed to suit the subject matter. We recognise that students learn in various ways, so we use a range of different teaching methods and situations to best deliver the learning outcomes for each module. The range of teaching and learning methods used in this programme includes:

  • Lecture Based Presentations
  • Individual and Group Project Work
  • Individual Presentations
  • Group and Individual Tutorials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Activities
* Promoting Interaction at Peer and Tutor Level

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

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Modern History with Criminology - Two-year Accelerated Degree at University Centre Farnborough - UCAS