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Criminology [with Placement year] BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Explore the nature of crime, justice and punishment and prepare for a career in criminal justice and crime prevention on ourCriminology degree in Cambridge. Explore the causes of crime, the effectiveness of punishment, and how crime andvictimisation are represented in the media.In doing so, you’ll challenge your existing opinions. You’ll also develop skills in evaluating contrasting evidence, critical thinkingand crafting arguments by learning how sociologists, psychologists, political theorists and law experts approach crime andcomplex social problems.Our BA (Hons) Criminology course places value on hands-on learning. We learn through case studies, the latest research andinteractive sessions. There may be field trips to courts, prisons and sites such as Auschwitz.We have a supportive community of staff and students at ARU. Throughout your BA (Hons) Criminology degree, you’ll benefitfrom one-to-one personal tutoring and dedicated Criminology social media groups.Together, we’ll explore the causes of, responses to, and media representation of the most relevant crimes of today. Theseinclude violence against women and girls, crimes of the powerful, opportunistic crimes, war crimes, corruption and urban culture.You’ll prepare for your future career from the first semester: building a portfolio and CV, attending volunteer and employmentfairs, taking part in our annual Criminology conference, and hearing from key figures in criminal justice debates and the authorsof important criminology texts.What’s more, our links to local and national organisations give you the chance to gain work experience, and lay the groundworkfor your final-year research project. You can also take an optional placement year to really explore your options in the sector.You could also enhance your CV by studying abroad for a semester – with funding on offer to help cover the cost.

Application deadline

15 January

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Anglia Ruskin University

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    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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  • Subject ranking

    96th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    98 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44 44%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%



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