Jump-start your career in the criminal justice sector with our specialist Criminology and Policing degree in Cambridge. As a BA (Hons) Criminology and Policing student at ARU, we’ll help you work towards your career goals from day one. Through our relationship with regional police forces and practitioners, you’ll have opportunities to engage with professionals from the criminal justice sector through guest lectures (including those organised by our Policing Institute for the Eastern Region), workshop events, study trips and research projects. You may also have opportunities to work closely with local police forces. A recent student project, sponsored by Cambridge Constabulary, carried out research on police officer demographics and recruitment. You’ll learn from staff with real-world experience: a significant part of your teaching in some modules will be delivered by policing and criminal justice practitioners such as former and active Crime Scene Investigators. Our criminology lecturers are active researchers with experience of working on real-life crimes with the police. You can also choose to an optional placement year. We’ll support you to get involved in justice causes and campaigns, charities and voluntary work that contributes to civic duty so you can gain relevant experience in the criminal justice system. You’ll also boost your CV as you become proficient in critical analysis, research and communication. Throughout your BA (Hons) Criminology and Policing degree, you’ll benefit from one-to-one personal tutoring and dedicated criminology social media groups. You could also enhance your CV by studying abroad for a semester – with funding on offer to help cover the cost. Once you’ve graduated, you can continue to develop your skills with one of our Masters degrees, such as MA Criminology and MA Contemporary Policing. Hands-on learning All our BA (Hons) Criminology and Policing students have the opportunity to:
- go on field trips in the UK and overseas
- take part in workshops, research projects and other events with regional police forces and other professionals
- study abroad for a semester, with funding available to help cover the cost
- choose from a range of optional modules and pursue their own areas of interest.
Year one core modules: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Criminology; Criminal Justice in England and Wales; Introduction to Policing; Media, Society and Crime; Policing Practice. Year 2 core modules: Making A Difference, Evidence-Based Policing, Ruskin Module. Year 2 optional modules: Policing Vulnerability; Cybercrime and Policing; Lessons Learned: Inquests, Tribunals and Truth; Violence and Confrontation; Anglia Language Programme; Intoxicants and Intoxication; Revolving Doors: Punishment and Rehabilitation; Violence, Gender and Victimisation; Using Linguistics: An Introduction to Forensic, Clinical and Computational Linguistics; Dark Web Policing and Control. Year 3: Placement year. Year 4 core modules: Youth, Crime and Aggression; Criminology and Policing in Policy and Practice. Year 4 optional modules: Undergraduate Major Project - Criminology; Undergraduate Major Project - Policing; Investigative Psychology; Exploitation, Trafficking and Sexual Violence; Neighbourhood Policing and Community Safety; Race, Racism and Ethnic Identity; Anglia Language Programme; Police and Counter-terrorism; Organised Crime; Comparative and Global Criminal Justice; Concepts of Good and Evil. Modules are subject to change and availability.
We’ll assess your progress using a range of methods, including essays, portfolios, problem-solving activities, case studies, blogs, policy documents, presentations, and a major research project.
How to apply
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If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.
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