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Criminology with Social Psychology (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

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    05-OCT-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

How do we understand crime? How can it be prevented? Why should criminals be punished, and how should we go about it? Why are certain groups of people more likely to become offenders, and why are some more likely to be caught? Why are so many people fearful of crime, and yet simultaneously fascinated by it?Our course provides a thorough training in the foundations of criminology, exploring the nature of crime, criminals, and criminal justice within wider social and psychological contexts. Social psychological approaches are increasingly crucial in understanding the interpersonal dynamics in crime control organisations, as well as exploring questions of criminal motivation.You will explore topics including:- Crime and its control- Power- IdentityYou also have the opportunity to complete a supervised dissertation on a topic that inspires you, encouraging you to think differently and connect with live issues and debates, and preparing you for your graduate career.Our BA Criminology is run by the Department of Sociology, which was rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014).

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    39th

  • 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

    38th out of 105 15

    45th out of 117 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    106 49%

    81st

    36
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    23rd

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.59 72%

    83rd

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    113 53%

    92nd

    27
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51.0 51%

    53rd

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    58th

    7

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