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Criminology Virtual Taster Evening - Criminology and Criminal Justice (BSc) and Criminology Certificate of Higher Education

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Join us for a webinar with Department of Criminology staff who will give an insight into what it's like to study an undergraduate degree or certificate of higher education at Birkbeck. 

Dr Rachael Dobson will discuss the Criminology and Criminal Justice (BSc) and Criminology Certificate of Higher Education courses, including which course is right for you, topics covered, assessments, entry requirements, study hours and the wide range of modules you'll be able to choose from.

The webinar is open to all and will be hosted on the free to access website, Blackboard Collaborate. A link to join the webinar will be posted here closer to the event.

BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice

The BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice is a research-led programme taught by internationally recognised academics whose research contributes to, and challenges, traditional crime and criminal justice studies.

Led by principles of social and racial justice, the programme focuses on contemporary social problems, from prison abolition, migration and deportation and social welfare, to gendered violence, terrorism and drugs.

Our students learn about real-world events through focus on national and international criminal justice policy, institutions and practices. They also think about the people who make, and those who are subjected to, these systems and processes. Topics are theoretically informed, drawing on political economy, feminist, critical race and queer theory.

The programme provides a solid grounding in key criminology topics, methods and theories. Themes range from punishment, policing, security and surveillance to organised, corporate and state crime. Our students have access to a wide range of module options as they progress through the programme, including courses in the Department of Law.

The course is also available for part-time evening study over four years.

Find out more about the course.

Criminology Certificate of Higher Education

This introductory course in criminology is ideal if you want to understand contemporary crime issues and criminal justice systems, and explore social problems. Our Criminology Certificate of Higher Education introduces you to historic and contemporary trends and patterns in crime, psychological approaches to criminal behaviour, social explanations for offending and how criminal justice systems work in practice.

You can look forward to a stimulating environment, learning alongside students with diverse backgrounds and professional experiences. Our unique evening teaching model means it is possible for those working or caring during the day to complete university study.

The Department of Criminology offers flexible timetabling with teaching over three semesters (autumn, spring, summer). You can start the certificate in any of these semesters, meaning no delay to your start date.

Successful completion of the Certificate of Higher Education in Criminology means you can transition into the second year of the BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice programme.

Find out more about the course.

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