Taught course

Criminology Communities and Disorder

Bucks New University · Faculty of Society and Health

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a 2:2 degree or above from the following academic areas: criminology, sociology, social work, psychology, police studies, community justice or criminal justice. We will also consider alternative qualifications; contact us for advice. Those working in the fields such as criminal, community or youth justice, social work, policing, probation, psychology, social science, and law will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will deepen your understanding of the social causes of crime and how both the Criminal Justice System and communities intersect with issues of social order and disorder.

We will help develop your analytical understanding of the interrelationship between crime and communities, advancing your knowledge of the causes of social disorder and social tensions.

We adopt a strong community focus and also explore issues of disorder and social control, furthering your understanding of the causes of crime and community disintegration.

On this programme, you will be able to gain a strong appreciation of the underpinning theoretical perspectives relevant to crime and social order.

We will also help improve your knowledge of sociological, legal and criminal justice theories, related to social order and disorder.

We will also focus on social research methods as well as the ethical, logistical and methodological elements of undertaking an independent piece of research.

Throughout the programme, there will be an emphasis on community related assignments, allowing you to apply your learning to the real world.

You will benefit from working with our specialist course team, some of whom have moved from senior professional practice posts.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Recruitment & Admissions
0330 123 2023