Criminology and Sociology

Explore how society works and the impact of crime

Criminology and Sociology

Explore how society works and the impact of crime

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

Criminology and Sociology Courses

Make an impact on society and the way people behave

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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  • Undergraduate
  • Foundation degree
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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 Integrated Foundation Year

In this four year integrated foundation degree, you will discover how humans interact with the world and explore research topics including gender, ethnicity, disability, poverty and social justice.
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BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year

In this four year integrated foundation degree, you will explore why people commit crimes with a focus on society and study modules in criminology and sociology, psychology and social policy topics.
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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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BA (Hons) Sociology

Discover how humans interact with the world and explore research topics including gender, ethnicity, disability, poverty and social justice.
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BSc (Hons) Criminology

Explore why people commit crimes and hear from guest speakers including police officers as you prepare for a career in a crime-related field.

Professor Antonina Pereira

Taster Lecture

Neuroscience of Crime – The Brain of a Psychopath

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

Co-Director of the Institute of Education, Health and Social Sciences

Chris began his career in community work after a spell in youth work and residential child care.

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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