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Explore the impact of crime


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Understand the way people behave

Criminology Courses

Tackle important questions about the complex nature of criminal behaviour and the world we live in

The twenty-first century has been a period of fast-moving change – our degrees explore the conflicts, confusion and challenges on the world around us

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BSc (Hons) Criminology

Explore the psychological and social factors that cause people to commit crimes as you gain an in-depth understanding of crime, criminals, and the systems that deal with them.

BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology

Explore why people commit crimes with a focus on society and study modules in criminology and sociology, psychology and social policy topics. Read more.
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BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Psychology

Discover why people commit crimes and how to determine steps for rehabilitation as you prepare to work in the prison service, rehabilitation units, a hospital or with social services.

BSc (Hons) Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year

In this four-year integrated foundation degree, you will explore why people commit crimes and hear from guest speakers including police officers as you prepare for a career in a crime-related field.
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BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year

Examine the nature of human interaction, society, and criminal behaviour after completing an integrated foundation year that builds your academic confidence and skills.

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

Study a real-world application of the law, the psychology of criminals and the investigative element of crime.

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year

Study a real-world application of the law as you learn the foundation of legal principles and explore the social and psychological factors behind crime following an initial foundation year.

MSc Criminology

The study of criminology is one that is diverse, intriguing and imperative to instigating and contributing to the criminal justice system. This course will help you achieve the career you want in criminology.

Cutting edge equipment

Graduate with practical experience and use industry standard equipment

You will have access to:

  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation - to measure brain activity.
  • NIRScout - a cutting edge 3D scalable neuroimaging platform with a dedicated ultra-high-density near-infrared spectroscopy system which measures changes in the cerebral cortex
  • aLIAS - an affective immersive emotional Virtual Reality stimuli package which allows researchers to create ‘different worlds’
  • Psychophysiological Equipment - heart rate, cortical processes, muscle activation
  • Eye tracking equipment - shifts in visual attention, attentional retraining
  • Interview and Observation Suite
  • Specialist advanced research software: Biopac, Qualtrics, Noldus Observer XT, E-prime, Superlab, Nvivo and Inquisit
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Gain real work experience

Complete work experience or placements throughout your study

Create a bridge into professional careers or further postgraduate training and undertake work placements during your studies to enhance your learning and experience.

Expert teaching staff

Be taught by staff with real world experience

Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, Programme Coordinator for the BSc Criminology and Forensic Psychology, and Academic Board Member

Ben is currently a member of the Universities Academic Board and the Research and Innovation Committee, and staff CPD coordinator and technology officer within his institute.

Programme Coordinator for BSc Criminology, Lecturer in Criminology and Forensic Psychology

Stephanie has experience of working for the NHS, and the charity sector (Down Syndrome Education International).

Professor of Neuropsychology and Neuroscience; Co-Director of the Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences

Antonina is a Chartered psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society as well as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Personalised teaching

Learn from lectures who know you by name

You won’t get lost in the crowd at Chichester. With classes of up to 30 people, you will grow and be supported by your academic advisors and lecturers.

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