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Studying English literature with criminology will give you a varied and fascinating course, with plenty of transferable skills to take into a career or master's degree. The combination of these two subjects will introduce you to a number of insightful and challenging topics, such as the criminal justice system, crime prevention, poetic language, and gender and literature.
Our two-year fast-track degrees are awarded by the University of Surrey. They have been created so that you can:
Start your career or masters course a year sooner
Save money by paying for just two years’ tuition fees
Save money on the costs associated with being a student
- Based at Farnborough College of Technology, we offer classroom-based lectures, a small campus experience and plenty of personalised support. This makes us a popular choice locally for those who want to study higher education in a down-to-earth setting – where you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Modules chosen at Level 5 and Level 6 will define the particular degree title awarded, of either BA (Hons) Criminology with English Literature or BA (Hons) English Literature with Criminology.
What will I study?
The study of crime is a fascinating area to delve into. During your degree, you will begin to think like a criminologist, by unpicking the theories that seek to explain types and trends of crime and how society and the police choose to deal with them.
You will use quantitative research methods to inspect topics such as victimology where you will explore the psychological effects of crime victims, and criminal profiling where you will investigate what makes a criminal and how can you identify them.
This course will introduce you to many fascinating theories and practices within the subject of crime. You will be debating a range of thought-provoking ideas and working on assignments that reflect both crime prevention and critical issues that surround crime.
English literature is naturally an ideal subject for those with a passion for books, reading, and the spoken word. We encounter literature every day - in books, magazines, poetry, advertising, plays, song lyrics, and TV boxsets. The ability to analyse these texts and their subtle meanings is a skill that could lead to a range of interesting careers.
At Farnborough, you will read a range of stimulating and diverse texts. This ranges from the Renaissance period to the modern day while learning about historical contexts, gender and literature, poetic language and more along the way.
A degree in English will hone your own communication skills and encourage creative writing – skills that can help set you apart from other graduates when starting your new career.
Level 4 (Year 1: September – April)
The aim of the Level 4 programme is to give you a thorough grounding in a both Criminology and English Literature. Typical topics studied include:
- Introduction to Criminology
- Criminological Theories
- The Police and Policing
- Academic Skills
- The Novel Genre: Narrative, Culture, and Historical Context
- Poetic Language
- Introduction to Critical Theory
- Global Issues
You will also benefit from a course in academic skills for degree students.
Level 5 (April in Year 1 – December in Year 2)
Level 5 of the programme offers you the opportunity to develop your skills in more depth in a range of topics. Options are chosen from the following:
- Types and Trends of Crime
- Diversity and Crime
- Using Quantitative Research Methods
- Victorian Literature
- The Romantics
- The Long 18th Century
- Introduction to the Renaissance
Level 6 (January in Year 2 to July in Year 2)
In the final Level of study, you have more opportunities to specialise in your chosen area. For example:
- Crime Prevention
- Critical Issues in Criminology
- Criminal Profiling
- Dissertation (Criminology)
- 20th Century Literature Studies: 1880-1945
- Gender and literature
- 20th Century Literature Studies: Post-War Literature
In addition to taught modules, a dissertation will allow you to conduct research and investigate a topic in greater depth.
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have.
The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:
- In-class tests
- Assessed assignments
- Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
- Formal seen examination
- Formal unseen examinations
- Poster presentations
- Powerpoint presentations
- Reflective report
- Literature review
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
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