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Criminology and Anthropology (joint honours)
BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)
Our joint honours course allows students to pursue their own areas of interest within Criminology and Anthropology whilst also providing them with a solid foundation in the discipline and a range of personal and professional skills which will serve as a springboard for their future career development. The programme is carefully designed to enable students to gradually develop their knowledge and skills and to become autonomous, effective and independent learners.
Criminology is a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary subject concerned with analysing the nature, occurrence and explanations of crime, criminal behaviour and societal responses to these phenomena. When you study Anthropology, you’ll explore what makes us human, what drives our diversity and how we’re connected to our environment.
Links between research and undergraduate teaching are an important and distinctive feature of the programme, and the combined research experience and competencies of staff have shaped its design, content and delivery.
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
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Learning and assessment
In the first year, we’ll ask some big questions like, What is crime? Why do some people commit crime, but not others? You’ll also explore what it means to be human. You’ll compare gender in different societies, ancient human communities and learn about our endangered primate cousins.
In the second year, core modules help you learn to question the status quo - how might capitalism encourage crime? Where and why are there inequalities in the criminal justice system? You’ll be able to focus on areas such as human origins and archaeology, international development, environment and conservation. You’ll examine global challenges like environmental hazards and disasters.
In the final year, you’ll have the freedom to focus on what you care about most, including your dissertation subject. Optional modules can include topics like the pleasures of crime, visual criminology, queer criminology, drugs, or policing. You might examine the illegal wildlife trade, or investigate habitat loss.
After you graduate
As you study, you’ll develop highly transferable skills and competencies in the areas that employers care about.
- critical thinking
- creative problem solving
- written, spoken and visual communication, in a variety of media and styles
- intercultural and interpersonal understanding
- research and analysis
- working independently and collaboratively
You’ll graduate able to analyse issues, express your ideas, inform and influence others, and respond to challenges – critical skills for the 21st century workplace.
Our graduates go on to work in diverse areas like
- NGOs and charities
- Social work
- Public relations
- Media and journalism
- The civil service
And many pursue postgraduate study, often here at Oxford Brookes.
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