The History of Homicide, Short Course | Online (optional) | University of Oxford | Oxford, United Kingdom
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The History of Homicide

1 days
99 GBP/full
99 GBP/full
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The History of Homicide course offered by University of Oxford will cover historical and modern justice and the popularity of the true crime genre.


What you will study

Whether fictional or real, society has a peculiar obsession with homicide, and it is an obsession with a rich history. Beginning with the infamous case of Alice Arden of Faversham in 1550, this one-day event will see students explore the cultural and social history of murder - from genuine cases to fictional representations. 

In The History of Homicide course offered by University of Oxford, we’ll cover early modern homicide cases, evolving definitions of (and punishments for) homicide, the beginnings of crime detection, the so-called ‘golden age’ of murder, and also how literature has worked to shape our understanding of homicide - from moralising early modern pamphlets and Thomas de Quincey’s 'On Murder' to Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • No-one shall sleep in their own house or bed un-killed: homicide in Early Modern England
  • Public opinion and policing: murder in the long eighteenth century
  • Murder and the music hall
  • Panel discussion: crime literature and modern justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 1 days
  • Part-time
    • 1 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • No requirements needed.

Technological requirements

  • We will be using Zoom for the livestreaming of this course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    99 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 99 GBP for the full programme during 1 days.
  • National

    99 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 99 GBP for the full programme during 1 days.
  • Course Fee - in-person attendance (includes tea/coffee) - £99.00
  • Course Fee - virtual attendance - £90.00

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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