Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Open to international students only, our BA Criminology (with International Foundation Year) is suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for an undergraduate degree. This four'year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of undergraduate study. International students who are admitted to this programme will normally be eligible for a four'year CAS and student visa. This will last the duration of the degree. Our English language and academic skills modules supplement your academic subjects.You will explore the nature of crime, why people are seen and labelled as criminal, and investigate the subject from a critical and sociological perspective. We live in a complex, global, mobile and technologically sophisticated world, divided by inequality. How might we best investigate and understand crime and criminality? Explore the social and cultural construction of crime and criminality within a stimulating and dynamic sociology department. You'll be encouraged to challenge common sense assumptions about the nature of crime and criminality. You will be faced with questions about the form of crime now in a global context, and you will look at how ideas of crime and punishment ' not only in legal texts, but also in novels, art, television police series and films ' have changed over the last two hundred years. You will be invited to think about contemporary forms of policing in the context of ideas about human rights, and you will think about how notions of evidence in a criminal justice system have changed over the course of the modern period. The programme is taught by experts in the social sciences, but also includes sessions with those involved with and who have experience of criminal justice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

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