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Criminology and Education Studies (joint honours)
BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)
Do you want to make a real difference to young people’s lives? And to the society we live in? Studying Criminology and Education Studies at Oxford Brookes prepares you for a career where you’ll change children’s lives.
You’ll explore some of the most topical issues facing children and youth today. And you’ll learn how young people learn and develop - physically, cognitively and emotionally.
You’ll also specialise in Criminology - becoming an expert on the issues and systems that can affect troubled young people. You’ll examine policing, drugs, criminal justice and digital crime. And you’ll explore how gender, race and class can create unique forms of discrimination.
You’ll graduate prepared for a career working with youth - whether that’s working with young offenders, in education services or within the juvenile justice system.
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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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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
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Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
In your first year, you’ll build a foundation in Education Studies and Criminology. You’ll learn how children’s brains develop. And you’ll explore key debates in education - like learning at home. You’ll also examine issues in Criminology - like why people commit crime and how the criminal justice system works.
In your second year you’ll broaden your study. You might explore how children learn through play. Or examine inclusive learning. Or even how gender stereotypes can impact teachers and learners. You’ll deepen your understanding of Criminology, studying crime through the lens of gender, race and class. And you’ll have the chance to do a placement or work-based learning activity.
In your final year, you’ll have the freedom to delve into your interests. You might explore prison systems. Or examine how technology can enhance learning. You might study drugs, and the relationship between drug use and morality. You’ll also be able to write a dissertation on a subject that fascinates you.
After you graduate
You’ll finish this course ready to launch a career supporting young people. You’ll have a strong understanding of issues and systems affecting troubled youth. And you’ll be equipped with knowledge and skills to work in children’s services, youth outreach, alternative education or even juvenile justice.
You’ll emerge with the subject knowledge and research skills to pursue postgraduate study - in areas like Law, Business or Humanities. Your degree could also lead to professional courses in areas like social work or psychology.
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