Keele University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Criminology and History. Criminology and History offers students the opportunity to develop a lifelong appreciation of the historical past as well as its influence on the societies of today and tomorrow. Alongside this, you will explore the pressing issues of crime and deviance within those societies. Criminology at Keele is ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University League Tables, 2018. An appreciation of the past is essential to understanding where we are today and how we are attempting to shape the future. Through the History strand of your degree, you will learn the skills of the historian as you deepen your understanding of eras, continents and cultures from political, social and religious perspectives. You’ll develop an understanding of different approaches to history and the range of skills and methods used in its pursuit. Criminology draws on insights and methods from disciplines such as law, social sciences, and psychology – as well as history – to explore crime, crime control and justice from a range of perspectives. You will learn about the nature and causes of crime and offending and also explore the methods used to collect and analyse criminological data. Studying Criminology and History at Keele provides you with important skills to carry through the rest of your life. You’ll develop the sort of enquiring, open-minded and creative attitude which employers are looking for, leading to potential career options in the fields of crime reduction, offender rehabilitation or community safety, or as a teacher, librarian, archivist, museum conservator, heritage manager, barrister, solicitor, civil service administrator, journalist, or a politician’s assistant or researcher. You can also aspire to work in areas such as victim support, penal reform and advocacy, the courts or in local or central government. The programme in Criminology and History also features opportunities to gain hands-on experience through volunteering in the community and/or work experience in the heritage sector or in external agencies who work in criminal justice or resettlement.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||ABC - BBB|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits||122 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language at grade C (or 4).|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.