Black Studies is ground-breaking because it puts the experiences, perspectives and contributions of African and the African diaspora at the very heart of university education.
The aim of this degree is to provide you with the context to understand the issues as well as the tools and experience to work to remedy major social problems. More importantly, the aim of the subject is to break down traditional barriers and apply the work we do on campus to improving the conditions facing those who live off campus.
In creating the BA (Hons) Black Studies in Criminal Justice degree we have taken the strengths of the Black Studies programme and directly applied them to one of the most significant problems facing Black communities.
You will take Black Studies modules which explore the history, politics and experience of Black communities as well as examining the issues in society that produce such stark inequalities. Alongside these modules you will take Criminology-specific modules that explore the basis of, and issues with, the criminal justice system. You will gain experience of the criminal justice system in the second year and be expected to use your learning and experience to create a final year project that is applied to the real world.
For those interested in working in criminal justice the issue of race and racism is one of the most important given the inequalities in the system. The aim is for this degree to provide essential learning that can be applied to future careers in the sector.