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Criminology and Law with Foundation Year BA (Hons)




What will I learn?

Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Law degree is an innovative and flexible course, ideal for people interested in developing a career in criminal justice and its related sectors. This programme will give you a solid foundation in the disciplines of criminology and law and the synergies between them.As you progress through the course, you'll choose to specialise in either criminology or law or continue with an equal focus on both. The programme explores the functioning of the criminal justice system and efforts to address the many issues of crime, as well as the contemporary challenges that it poses to society.**Why study this subject?**In England and Wales in 2020 there were 5.7 million criminal offences committed (ons.gov.uk) and the news is often dominated by crime, justice and the law.Our Criminology and Law degree will give you a deep understanding of crime in the real world whilst preparing you for a role in the criminal justice system.The skills you'll learn could take you to a career in social and youth work, refugee and victim support, community development and advice work, as well as the police service, the probation service and other areas of the criminal justice system.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**In this programme we'll help you develop multidisciplinary skills in criminology and law and it's this knowledge and experience that will make you versatile and relevant for jobs in the sector. The assessment, teaching and learning strategy on this course will enable you to acquire a repertoire of work-ready skills.With smaller, more intimate class sizes, our staff are committed to nurturing your development, helping you graduate with the skills and capabilities for a successful and fulfilling career.This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.**What will I study?**On this programme, you will gain a solid grounding in criminological research methods and practice as well as current legal knowledge. You will also develop valuable legal skills, including analytic and logical reasoning in addition to academic studies and transferable skills.The application of knowledge and understanding to real contemporary criminological issues is a key aspect of this programme. **What are my career prospects?**On our Criminology and Law programme you will be equipped with the knowledge required to work in criminal justice and socio-legal services, where general knowledge of the law is valuable. You will also gain the grounding required to work in prison law or in the public sector; including areas such as:- Social and Youth work- Refugee and victim support- Community development- Advice work- Housing management.

Which department am I in?

School of Human and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 18,454) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

18 September 2023


Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road,

High Wycombe,


HP11 2JZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have ACT with a score of approximately 24 are considered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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