The police are a key agent within criminal justice and our degree, taught by leading academics, studies policing in-depth. You will use insights from our internationally renowned research to inform your studies.
**Why study BA Criminology (Policing) at Middlesex University?**
This criminology degree was one of the first in the world and our department continues to produce internationally revered research to investigate models of crime.
You will study at the centre of new criminology research, ensuring you graduate with knowledge of the latest developments in criminal justice. You will gain specialist expertise in policing through studying this fascinating strand of criminology, which can also fast track your entry into the police force. Policing is a complex and intricate process that requires you to learn the political, social and economic contexts that impact its effectiveness, and investigate the many forms of criminal activity from white collar crime to gang culture.
Our excellent links with employers in the criminal justice system have led to prestigious placement opportunities, to build vital professional experience within the criminal justice system
This course is not only for those seeking to join the police force but it is also for those seeking to understand how society is policed and who have an interest in law enforcement and conducting investigations into criminal activity.
Our links with the Metropolitan and Hertfordshire police enable us to 'fast track' applications into the Special Constabulary: currently the only entry point into the police service
You have the option to extend the course by a year in order to spend your third year in a paid work placement relevant to the course
You will have the opportunity to be credited for volunteering as a police Special Constable
You may select from an exciting and varied choice of elective modules utilising contemporary knowledge of the criminal justice system
Our leading academics provide a supportive learning environment, helping you to achieve the best possible academic results
We have a series of workshops and field trips involving qualified speakers from outside agencies
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
Year 1: Crime and Control in Social Context (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Explaining Crime (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Skills and Methods in Criminology and Sociology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Understanding Contemporary Society: Issues and Debates (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Year 2: Criminology in Late Modernity (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Policing (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Institutions of Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Year 3: Dissertation (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Homicide and Serious Crime Investigation (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Integrated Learning and Work Placement (30 Credits) - Optional
Special Constabulary (30 Credits) - Optional
Violent Crime (30 Credits) - Optional
Organised and White Collar Crime (30 Credits) - Optional
Children as Victims and Offenders (30 Credits) - Optional
Gangs and Group Offending (30 Credits) - Optional
Justice, Punishment and Human Rights (30 Credits) - Optional
Environmental Justice and Green Criminology (30 Credits) - Optional
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees||Fee type|
|Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)||£9,250||European Fees|
|Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)||£9,250||Home Fees|
|Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)||£11,500||Overseas Fees|
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