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Criminology and Forensic Studies BA (Hons)

Buckinghamshire New University

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UCAS CODE: CJF1

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire New University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Do you have a keen eye for patterns and the smaller details? Are you intrigued by crime scenes and criminal investigations, including forensic evidence analysis?Our BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Studies can help you gain an understanding of the crime and the criminal justice system, and learn how to read an environment to solve a crime.**Why study this subject?**Our BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Studies combines studying the core areas of crime and the criminal justice system with forensic studies. It also covers core areas such as biomedical criminology, forensic analysis of Serious & Organised Crime, forensic psychology, forensic examination and anthropology.This course looks at how forensic studies can further our understanding of criminal behaviour and crime scenes, and will give you the awareness and understanding of the social, developmental, cognitive and biological dimensions of the subject.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**The BSc (Hons) Criminology & Forensic Studies builds upon the above two key current perspectives. Forensic studies and the criminal justice context, providing you with the knowledge and in-depth understanding of all aspects of the Criminal Justice System.You’ll benefit from our industry links with locally-based Criminal Justice settings, such as; police stations, prisons, probation and courts. During your time with us you’ll be able to access to a range of industry-visits, workshops and talks from our connections.As well as this you’ll be taught by industry-experts who have experienced and qualified in a wide variety of highly related areas like; criminology, sociology, and policy.On this programme, you will gain a solid grounding in criminological research methods and practice as well as current forensic thought and processes. You will also develop valuable critical thinking skills, including analytic and logical reasoning in addition to academic studies and transferable skills.This course has been designed with inputs from industry practitioners and professional organisations to meet the requirements of the graduates in the field of criminology and forensic studies.**What will I study?**On this programme, you will gain a solid grounding in criminological research methods and practice as well as current forensic thought and processes. You will also develop valuable critical thinking skills, including analytic and logical reasoning in addition to academic studies.The course uses innovative projects to help you develop different ways to learn and gain transferable work-place skills such as; group discussions, role play, presentations, videos to provide a context for use of knowledge gained in plenary sessions and in private study, case study problems, problem solving, questions and research activities, as well as the more traditional learning routes such as dissertation and reflection essays.**What are my career prospects?**At BNU we offer a well-rounded teaching experience, ensuring upon graduation you are ready to face the world of work. Upon leaving BNU you’ll have the relevant analytical and critical skills that will enable you to work in such fields as the Crown Prosecution Service, prisons, intelligence and crime analysis, youth offending and the legal profession.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,250per year

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Entry requirements

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 80 - 104

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 80 - 104. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis. For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

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University information

Buckinghamshire New University

  • University League Table

    102nd

  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    102nd out of 105 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    74 38%

    102nd

    54
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45.0 45%

    72nd

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    5th

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