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I'm in Year 12... I always got A*s in my GCSE mocks but for some reason I got a high C (the teacher said the grade boundaries changed by 13% but I must've still done bad).

I've always been engrossed by crime and seized the opportunity to take this further in my EPQ, looking at serial killers.

I'm not sure what course to think about doing at uni though..
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I'm in Year 12... I always got A*s in my GCSE mocks but for some reason I got a high C (the teacher said the grade boundaries changed by 13% but I must've still done bad).

I've always been engrossed by crime and seized the opportunity to take this further in my EPQ, looking at serial killers.

I'm not sure what course to think about doing at uni though..
Hi Traore

Great to hear that you are starting to look at the choices available to you at University.

Based on your interests, there's a range of courses that you might want to think about studying (but no limited to):

BA Hons Criminology - The course offers an exciting combination of the theory, policy and practice of criminology and criminal justice studies, a flavour of the modules that you'd be taught are:

. Explaining Criminal Behaviour
. Law, Sentencing and Punishment
. Miscarriages of Justice


Msci Forensic Science - This course provides you with a deep knowledge and experience of techniques relevant to forensic science, both at the scene and in the laboratory, and an understanding of legislation and legal procedures. Some of the modules that are taught on the course include:

. Professional Skills for Forensic Science
. Forensic Analysis
. Ballistics and Firearms

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology - This course degree combines a comprehensive training in Psychology with the study of criminal behaviour, types of crime, and knowledge of the criminal justice system. Some of th emodules you wouls study include:

. Understanding Crime and Society
. Explaining Criminal Behaviour
. Policing

Some university courses will differ in what the course includes but hopefully this will give you a flavour of th etype of courses you could study if you wanted to persure your interests

Chris
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Hi Traore

Great to hear that you are starting to look at the choices available to you at University.

Based on your interests, there's a range of courses that you might want to think about studying (but no limited to):

BA Hons Criminology - The course offers an exciting combination of the theory, policy and practice of criminology and criminal justice studies, a flavour of the modules that you'd be taught are:

. Explaining Criminal Behaviour
. Law, Sentencing and Punishment
. Miscarriages of Justice


Msci Forensic Science - This course provides you with a deep knowledge and experience of techniques relevant to forensic science, both at the scene and in the laboratory, and an understanding of legislation and legal procedures. Some of the modules that are taught on the course include:

. Professional Skills for Forensic Science
. Forensic Analysis
. Ballistics and Firearms

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology - This course degree combines a comprehensive training in Psychology with the study of criminal behaviour, types of crime, and knowledge of the criminal justice system. Some of th emodules you wouls study include:

. Understanding Crime and Society
. Explaining Criminal Behaviour
. Policing

Some university courses will differ in what the course includes but hopefully this will give you a flavour of th etype of courses you could study if you wanted to persure your interests

Chris
Thanks Chris!

These are the three courses I am most interested in. I don't consider myself to be a scientific person yet the prospect of working within forensics is compelling. I also spend a lot of time watching and reading about crime (my EPQ is about Jeffrey Dahmer) so I'd love to learn about criminology or psychology too.
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