Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology, Policing and Investigation with Professional Placement Year

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Course summary

Want to start a career in criminal investigation? Our Criminology, Policing and Investigation University course has close ties to the West Midlands Police Force. Make sense of contemporary issues in policing by getting the big picture perspective on crime, victimisation, and various responses to crime and deviance. Our course covers a range of topics, from the ethics of investigation to crime scene management, as well as practical criminal justice interviewing techniques. Our curriculum offers you a variety of subjects through which you will be able to develop your interests before focusing on specialised fields, such as homicide, terrorism, and cybercrime. This is an exciting and dynamic course that explores real-world problems, focusing on cutting edge and topical issues relating to crime and policing. The course uses research-informed teaching and learning to develop a range of transferable academic and practical skills which will be attractive to employers. The course also uses external visits, as well as unique assessments to enhance your understanding of the discipline. The course's real-world applications are supported by its close links with local and national agencies, including West Midlands Police and other various criminal justice agencies. You will have opportunities to gain work experience with relevant organisations, and there is an option for you to undertake international study. You will be taught by expert staff in the fields of criminology and policing, and you will also enjoy regular guest lectures from highly influential voices in the discipline. Professional Placement Year This course offers a professional placement year. This allows you to spend a whole year with an employer, between the second and third years of your degree, and is a great way to find out more about your chosen career. Some students even return to the same employers after completing their studies. The University will draw on its extensive network of local, regional and national employers to support you in finding a suitable placement to complement your chosen area of study. If you do not find a suitable placement, you will be automatically transferred back to the standard, non-placement version of the course. Please note that fees are payable during your placement year, equivalent to 20% of the total full-time course fee for that year (£1,850 for UK students).

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £13980 Year 1
International £13980 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for your first year of study at the university is shown here. Full-time courses with a Professional Placement also incur a fee during the placement year. The fee for your placement year will be £1,850, which is equivalent to 20% of the total full-time course fee for the UK course.
Criminology, Policing and Investigation with Professional Placement Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS