Our four-year BA History and Criminology (including foundation year), will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your academic skills in order to support your academic performance. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study three academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module, with additional English language for non-English speakers. At Essex, we teach you to find your own critical voice, and to view history through the eyes of ordinary people, giving them the voice they often lacked at the time. You have the opportunity to indulge your interests in early modern and modern history and criminology by selecting modules from a wide range of specialisms, such as: Colonialism and the British Empire; Urban life in Germany; Culture, identity and subjectivity; Public policy regarding health, the environment, crime and aging and Citizenship, multiculturalism and human rights.