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Criminology and Human Biology

Keele University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.

At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Criminology and Human Biology. For the Criminology element of the course, you will learn
from criminological researchers who specialise in areas such as policing, prisons
and community justice, systems of justice and of punishment. Criminology is a rapidly developing field which draws on insights and
methods from disciplines such as law, social science, cultural studies
and psychology to explore crime, crime control and justice from a
range of perspectives. You will examine such issues as the impact of
crime on society and on its victims. You will be able to gain insights into
how society responds to crime through systems of crime control, the
workings of our criminal justice institutions, as well as through media
representations. You will gain a critical understanding and detailed
insight into the politics and development of criminal justice policy.
You will learn about the nature and causes of crime and offending and
also explore the methods used to collect and analyse criminological
data, which are vital skills for a future career in criminal justice.

Whilst studying Criminology at Keele you may be able to apply for
opportunities to gain hands-on experience through volunteering in the
community and/or work experience with external agencies who work
in criminal justice or resettlement.

A Criminology degree from Keele opens up a wide range of career
options in the fields of crime reduction, offender rehabilitation or
community safety. It provides an entry to further study or training to
allow you to work as a probation officer, social worker, youth worker,
prison officer or a solicitor. You can also aspire to work in areas such
as victim support, penal reform and advocacy, the courts or in local or
central government.

For the Human Biology element of the course, you will be provided with a a broad understanding of the physiology
of the body’s major systems as well as human health and disease. You might explore the impact of nutrition and the environment on health,
how humans in turn impact on the environment, and human evolution.
Keele’s multidisciplinary approach puts human biology in context, so
you’ll have input from experts ranging from clinicians to nutritionists,
physiotherapists, geographers and conservation biologists.
There may be opportunities (depending on subject scheduling) for studying abroad and for work experience;
you could even add in a year’s industrial placement to create a four
year degree.

Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Graduates from this programme have opportunities in a wide range
of fields, with career paths in science, health, industry or the media.
You might become a nutritionist, dietitian, health promotion specialist,
clinical molecular geneticist, counsellor, adult nurse, sports therapist,
or technical author. Alternatively, you could pursue opportunities in
postgraduate research, teacher training, occupational therapy,
journalism, nursing or medicine.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Keele University

The University received its Royal Charter in 1962 with a commitment to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world. Today we still uphold that commitment in every aspect of life at Keele University. We work...

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