As society evolves, crime changes too. From your first day on our course you will consider how criminological theory, and crime itself, changes. We will start by looking at the history of criminological thought. This will help you understand different types of deviance and how they are shaped by developments in society.
As you progress you can choose from a range of modules covering varied topics. This allows you to tailor your degree to your interests and future career ambitions.
On specialist modules you will learn the qualitative and quantitative research methods used by criminologists and apply them to your own research. We will introduce you to the different theoretical perspectives you will use to analyse topics such as:
- Victimology, the study of victims of crime
Because we care about your ambitions we give you the chance to engage with professionals working in different sectors. You can learn from their experiences and ask advice to help you prepare for the future.
We will help you develop your critical thinking skills so you can back up your ideas with evidence and reason. Our team of academic staff will support you throughout your studies. They are all active in social research, meaning the material you cover is the most relevant it can be. Work with them in seminars, workshops and 1 to 1 tutorials and let their expertise become your own.
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.