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Criminology and American Studies (United States) Including Placement Year BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

On this course you combine studies of the US with criminology to obtain an excellent understanding of the global patterns increasingly found in criminal justice policies and criminal offences. A social view which links crime to issues of power, resources, rights, (in)equality, governance and culture leads you to question and challenge. You consider why certain groups of people are more likely than others to become offenders, why certain kinds of offenders are more likely than others to be caught, how some governments commit ‘state crime’ and why so many people are simultaneously fearful of, yet fascinated by, crime. You also spend a year on placement to gain relevant work experience within an external business or organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,050per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 16 1

    23rd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    107 60%

    11th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    7th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    6th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    117 61%

    45th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    9th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    84th

    34

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