Combine the study of crime and deviance with the exploration of the police service's response to these issues. Together we will consider recent changes to the police service and how this affects their protection of the public. You will discuss controversies facing the sector with your classmates and examine how the police engage with victims, offenders and witnesses.
As you progress through the degree 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 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
- Community policing
- Public safety
- Criminal justice system
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.