|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Criminologists engage with some of the most pressing issues, decisions and dilemmas facing societies today. Explore the nature of crime, criminal justice and punishment within wider social contexts and you can study an exciting range of topics, from the impact of computer games on crime, to terrorism and illegal migration, to policing and controlling society.
As a student of history, you also discover both the early modern and modern periods, and explore challenging questions concerning the impact of political, social and cultural change on individuals, social groups, and regions. At Essex, we teach you to find your own critical voice, and to view history through the eyes of ordinary people, giving them the voice they often lacked at the time.
You have the opportunity to indulge your interests in early modern and modern history and criminology by selecting modules from a wide range of specialisms, such as:
- Colonialism and the British Empire
- Urban life in Germany
- Culture, identity and subjectivity
- Public policy regarding health, the environment, crime and aging
- Citizenship, multiculturalism and human rights
Our Department of History has developed a strong research and teaching profile, with the majority of our research rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014). Our staff are amongst world leaders in their fields and we have strong links with the Essex Record Office, which is one of the best county record offices in the UK.
Our Department of Sociology, which teaches our criminology modules, is Top 10 in the UK for research (REF 2014) and the majority of its research is rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
The Making of the Modern World 1776-1989
Introduction to Crime, Law and Society
Researching Social Life I
Becoming a Historian
From Disunity to Unity? An Introduction to the History of Europe in the 20th Century (optional)
Making Histories: Concepts, Themes and Sources
History Works: Beyond Your BA
Sociology of Crime and Control
Researching Social Life II
Resistance and Rebellion in the World of Atlantic Slavery (optional)
Between Protection and Control: Policing Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries (optional)
Globalisation and Crime
Crime and Punishment: England in Comparative Perspective 1650-1900 (optional)
Crime, Policy and Social Justice (optional)
Independent Research Project (optional)
Many of our graduates go into subject-related fields such as teaching, museum curation and archiving, while others have gone on to do very different things, including journalism, law, politics and civil service.
A history degree prepares you for a wide range of careers. Some of our recent graduates from BA History and Criminology have found employment as:
A civil servant
A youth offending officer
A publishing assistant
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.