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Criminology with Criminal Law (Including Year Abroad) 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

How do we understand crime? How can it be prevented? Why should crime be punished? How can harms be restored? What shapes criminal law in principle and in practice? Criminologists and lawyers engage with some of the most pressing issues, decisions and dilemmas facing societies today. This course explores the nature of crime, criminal law and criminal justice within wider social contexts.As a student of criminology and law, you experience a lively, informal environment with many possibilities to pursue your own interests. Our flexible course means that you can study an exciting range of topics including:- Cyber crime- Terrorism and illegal migration- Criminal justice and public policy- Policing- Principles of criminal lawYou receive training in criminological research methods including how to design a survey, how to map crime hotspots, conduct interviews and focus groups. You are also introduced to legal research methods.You’re taught by criminologists and sociologists based in our Department of Sociology, and we are 16th for criminology (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021). We're also ranked among the top 50 departments, and 7th in the UK in the QS World Rankings by Subject (2020).You have the opportunity to gain practical experience and to pursue a year studying abroad or completing a work placement which can help in future employment. You can also complete a supervised dissertation on a topic that inspires you, encouraging you to think differently and connect with live issues and debates, preparing you for your graduate career.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • 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

    45th out of 104 6

    23rd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    114 51%

    58th

    27
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    65th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    78th

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    117 61%

    45th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    9th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    84th

    34

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