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Develop a critical understanding of current issues in both criminology and policing with our theoretical and practical modules. Jump-start your career in the criminal justice sector, or progress it to graduate level. Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Policing will allow you to balance an exploration of complex criminological perspectives with the practical application of policing skills and knowledge. By considering the relationship between society and the criminal justice system, and simulating real-life activities such as investigating crime scenes, you’ll develop skills that will help you succeed professionally in the police service, or in a policyrelated / criminal justice agency environment. You’ll also develop skills in critical analysis and research methodologies, helping you become an independent learner with the ability to manage your own projects and research. As well as completing core modules in criminology and policing, our optional modules will give you the chance to develop specialisms in areas such as leadership and management, public policy, and issues concerning social and political inequality. On some modules, a significant part of your teaching will be delivered by policing and criminal justice practitioners - for example, 'Basic Criminalistics' will be delivered by former and active Crime Scene Investigators. Through our relationship with regional police forces and practitioners, you’ll also 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, for example a student recently carried out research on police officer demographics and recruitment, sponsored by Cambridgeshire Constabulary. Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by our expert staff members through timetabled group meetings, individual meetings and one-to-one personal tutoring. You’ll also have access to the University's student support groups and dedicated ARU Criminology groups on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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
5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3. Students who have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), will be exempt from the two year post GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold 5 GCSEs (as stated above). Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.