This course will take you on a journey through the topical crime and social issues of the day, the criminal justice responses to them and their portrayal in the media. Using real-life case studies, academic research and interactive learning sessions, you’ll gain a deep understanding of critical debates in both subjects. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your own specific research interests in your final year dissertation.
Over three years, you’ll study issues such as the media, its moral panics and promotion of fear; sex, violence and the profiling of such offenders; deviant behaviour; youth offending; war and terror and genocide. Our optional modules will also allow you to explore issues from corporate crime to human rights, and sexual violence to burglary.
But you’ll go beyond the lecture theatre, too. With visits to courts and prisons, you’ll examine the trial process and methods of rehabilitation, punishment and retribution (historical and modern), deviance, race and gender. Every year you’ll have the chance to travel abroad on one of our international field trips and examine crime and crime control in different geographical and cultural contexts. Our previous trips have included visits to Amsterdam, Krakow, Estonia and Spain.
Working alongside experienced, research-active academics, you’ll develop your research skills, and get used to speaking in public at our conferences and research seminars.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.