We offer a degree which examines crime from multiple perspectives to understand its impact on individuals and society. On this course you will explore the theories, policies, processes and relationships that influence attitudes, beliefs and behaviour.
You will also develop a range of research skills that enhance your employability, such as critical thinking and data interpretation, how to evaluate evidence and write reports, presenting reasoned arguments and making ethical judgements.
What will this course cover?
Our modules are cutting edge and cover issues in contemporary society such as Radicalisation, Media and Crime and Disability in the Criminal Justice system.
Our teaching team is research active and committed to high student satisfaction within a clear underpinning theoretical framework.
The personal tutor system helps us support you and develop your professional identity and confidence. We also identify visits and trips to academic and criminal justice related events to complement your studies.
More placements, more choices
Bucks is a Placement Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.
We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special Skills for Work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.
Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.
Our teaching team is research active across a range of areas related to Criminology. We deliver at a variety of conferences and work with outside agencies and bodies.
We use different teaching and assessment strategies together with, where relevant, input from outside speakers. We recently had some guest speakers come in to speak with our current students regarding career prospects.
You may also go on trips relevant to your modules and attend academic talks to further enhance your studies. Recently our current students have benefitted from visits to academic conferences in London, the Supreme Court and Central Criminal Court in London as well as Bullingdon Prison in Buckinghamshire.
What are my career prospects
Criminal justice is a growth employment area and graduates will find themselves well qualified to pursue a range of related careers.
The police, prisons and probation service are perhaps the most popular employment channels, but criminological knowledge, awareness and experience are valuable in a range of government areas including the Home Office. Alternatively, you may choose to work in the private security sector.
You’ll also have the opportunity to further your criminology studies at postgraduate level.