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Bachelor of Criminology- BA

Bachelor’s Degree
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  • IELTS Overall Band: 6.5
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Criminology is a multidisciplinary science that studies a diverse set of information related to criminal activities such as individual and group criminal activities, perpetrator psychology and effective means of rehabilitation. Criminology degrees examine social reaction to crime, methods and procedures to prevent and combat crime and social protection from crime. Criminology combines theories from other disciplines like psychology, sociology and law. Curricula of Bachelor’s in Criminology offer students information on juvenile delinquency, cultures of crime, neighborhood dynamics of crime, deviance and social control, terrorism, forensic science and criminal justice.

This course at University of Essex is ideal if you're interested in how society responds to criminal behavior and the challenges that this provides. Blending theory with practice, you’ll develop your knowledge by exploring key issues related to crime and justice before testing that knowledge through placements within criminology-focused organizations and projects. This blended program gives you the opportunity to pick from a wide range of options, enabling you to choose the areas you are particularly interested in or align with your career goals. Your degree will focus on key elements of criminology and sociology including crime and control, social sciences, justice and punishment, and forensic skills. The course offers visits to criminal justice organizations, courts and prisons, as well as industry leading guest speakers to give you a well-rounded and practice-based course that will propel you into your chosen career.

By studying this Criminology degree, you'll extend your understanding of why individuals and organizations break the law. You'll be well prepared for a career in developing solutions to a range of problems associated with crime and criminality in a diverse set of industries. Graduates can find jobs in the field as counsellors, drug enforcement officials, investigative agents, probation officers or community development workers.


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October 2020

3 Years


Colchester Campus

October 2021

3 Years


Colchester Campus

October 2022

3 Years


Colchester Campus

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