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Criminology with Social Psychology (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

    07-OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our BA Criminology with Social Psychology is run by the Department of Sociology, which is rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014) and is ranked among the top 50 departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings 2017. Criminology demands critical engagement with some of the most pressing issues, decisions and dilemmas facing societies today. You critique ideas and concepts of justice, punishment and social control. Alongside this you examine how social psychological approaches to crime-related matters are becoming increasingly important in helping better-understand the interpersonal dynamics in crime control organisations as well as questions of criminal motivation. A social view of crime and control holds that these issues are best understood when considered alongside questions of power, resources, rights, (in)equality, governance and culture. This four-year version of our degree allows you to spend the third year studying abroad, while otherwise remaining identical to the three-year course.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 16,850per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • 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

    37th out of 118 1

    27th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    107 50%

    93rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    44th

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 57%

    59th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    50th

    26

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