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Applied Criminology With Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)

Canterbury Christ Church University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Criminologists study crime and criminal behaviour and forensic investigators are key players in investigating and solving crime. They often provide the evidence that ensures that offenders are brought to justice.Studying these two subjects together gives you the opportunity to access a wide range of exciting, challenging and remarkable careers in the criminal justice sector.This degree allows you to explore the true nature, extent and causes of a range of crime types and the methods used to manage crime and criminal behaviour. You will do this by exploring key criminological and forensic theories and applying them to specific types of crime (e.g. violence, hate crime, terrorism, drug crime and sexual crime). The varied expertise of the teaching staff and our guest lecturers will allow you to explore these themes from a range of perspectives.If you want a career involved in bringing offenders to justice, then this is a great choice.Our Criminology with Forensic Investigation course offers an exciting combination of modules allowing you to study crime and criminal behaviour, as well as exploring crime scenarios and developing skills in our forensics labs, so that you can investigate and solve crimes.As you progress in your studies you will use your enquiring mind and a methodical approach to explore key areas of criminology and forensic investigation in depth.From crime and criminals to victims and criminal justice, you'll learn about, analyse and research these key areas from a range of perspectives alongside gaining a solid grounding in core areas of forensic investigation, such as crime scene investigation, volume and serious crime scene investigation & accident, disaster and terror scene investigation.As you delve into the course, you'll gain a solid grounding in key criminological & forensic concepts, before selecting optional modules covering areas of criminology and forensic investigation that most interest you. Through our ‘insights from practice’ initiative and our close links with local, national and international criminal justice agencies, you'll have plenty of opportunities to hear from and connect with experts in the sector. You'll be able to probe them on specific topics to gain a deeper understanding of criminal justice, which you can apply your studies.All through the course, you'll build your research skills and cast a critical eye over the processes of criminalisation and crime control, exploring them within wider social, economic and political contexts. You'll also be able to gain valuable work experience to help build your confidence and resilience, and enhance your CV through volunteering, paid work and project work with external partners. This could be in areas such as prisons, the probation service, the police service, victim support and charities.Our expert teaching team have worked as practitioners or researchers within criminology, or its related fields. They have an excellent understanding of the core knowledge, skills and personal qualities required for careers in criminology. They will help you to understand yourself as a professional and provide you with opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills, such as problem solving, critical evaluation, communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work independently as well as in teams..

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 88 - 112


University information

Canterbury Christ Church University

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  • Campus address

    Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    95th out of 102

    34th out of 34

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    99 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    41 41%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    102 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    34 34%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%



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