What will I learn?

This course provides a thorough training in the foundations of criminology, exploring the nature of crime, criminals, and criminal justice within wider social and psychological contexts. Social psychological approaches are increasingly crucial in understanding the interpersonal dynamics in crime control organisations, as well as exploring questions of criminal motivation. Studying abroad allows students to experience other cultures and languages, to broaden their degree socially and academically, and to demonstrate to employers that they are mature, adaptable, and organised.

This course is assessed through a combination of written coursework and end-of-year examinations; Weighting is 50% coursework and 50% examinations. As an Essex criminology graduate, students can use the skills and knowledge gained from their degree to pursue a range of fulfilling careers. Careers linked to criminology are varied. Our courses provide an excellent training for work within the criminal justice system, for example, as community safety officers, risk assessors, court managers, researchers, paralegals, police officers, probation officers and youth workers.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,050.00 (US$ 20,533) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

8 October 2020


Colchester Campus

University of Essex,

Wivenhoe Park,



CO4 3SQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have High School Graduation Diploma with GPA of 3.0.

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