How is crime defined and who are criminals? What causes crime and how should societies respond to it? You will analyse and debate questions like this on our BA Criminology, which is taught by criminologists who draw on their research experience at the cutting-edge of the discipline. You will explore crime, victimisation and crime control, drawing on insights from social policy, sociology, law, psychology, politics, history, and the media. This will develop your critical thinking and research skills and will give you a broad understanding of theoretical perspectives on crime and justice. You can tailor your degree to your interests and career goals through optional modules that examine subjects like restorative justice, crime and the media, victimology, and crimes and harms of the powerful. You can also enhance your CV by studying abroad at a partner institution in locations like the Netherlands, Singapore or the USA. You will graduate with a strong academic foundation and the transferable skills and confidence you need to stand out to employers as you start your career.
In the first year, your core modules will introduce ways of understanding and investigating contemporary societies, defining, measuring and explaining crime, and thinking critically about the institutions that make up the criminal justice system. Year two focuses on how criminologists are grappling with problems of crime and justice emerging in the 21st century. We will develop your understanding of the theoretical and methodological foundations of criminology. Year three provides the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through researching for and writing a dissertation on a topic of your choice. There will also be a choice of optional modules allowing you to specialise in your areas of interest.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
European Baccalaureate: 80%-83% overall
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Fees and funding
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