Explore crime, criminal justice and its relationship with society, alongside the opportunity to critically analyse aspects of criminal investigations. This degree prepares you for a range of exciting career paths focusing on criminal justice and the treatment of victims and offenders. You will explore the nature, extent and causes of crime, along with the methods used to manage crime and criminal behaviour. Our experienced teaching staff will take you through key criminological theories, applying them to our understanding crime, the experiences of offenders and victims in the criminal justice system, and the ways in which society constructs crime problems and responds to criminal behaviour. You will also adopt a critical approach to criminal investigations, exploring police effectiveness in historic sexual abuse investigations, investigative interviewing and evidence. You will critically analyse aspects of police investigations from a range of perspectives to understand the way in which crimes receive different levels of response depending upon their perceived seriousness. Professional accreditation The Applied Criminology course adheres to and is guided by the Criminology Benchmark Statements, which define expectations as part of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education. Specialist facilities Our Hydra Suite offers students, staff and other professionals the chance to take part in immersive simulations of real-life natural decision-making. This innovative system is among the most cutting-edge of its kind, and is used to train practitioners working within fields such as criminal justice, government, and the emergency services. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams. Modules For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.
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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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.