This course has been written to prepare students for the world of work as well as gaining an academic qualification. Relevant career options include: probation officer, police officer, prison officer, within the National Offender Management Service the Crown Prosecution Service, Disclosure and Barring Service or other judicial related occupations. You will be taught by former members of these services along with guest speakers those with experience in the areas of your chosen career path.
You will study a range of core modules which may include: • Introduction to Criminal Justice • Doing Social Research • Legal System • Key Thinkers in Criminology • Introduction to Criminal Process and Procedure • Crime and Society • Critical Thinkers in Criminology • Understanding Policing • Understanding Interpersonal Violence • Research Methods in Criminology • Controversial Issues in Prison • Youth Justice
Assessment will be via a combination of assignments including reports, group work and presentations.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Entry onto the Foundation Degree in Criminology will be via a successful interview. At the interview learners will be expected to discuss their reasons for studying the course and how they wish to progress in the judicial system. Candidates would normally produce evidence of a number of the following: • Maths GCSE at grade C or above • • English GCSE at grade C or above • • A minimum of 64 UCAS points • • A pass at Level 3 Applications are welcome from mature students with an appropriate portfolio of work/experience. Interview may be conducted by telephone, if appropriate.
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Additional entry requirements
Additional Selection Criteria: Meeting the minimum entry requirement for a course does not necessarily guarantee a place. Entry to all courses is subject to a successful interview. When assessing an application, we take into account your grades, predicted grades, reference and personal statement. From your personal statement and interview, we consider your motivation and commitment to success, and any relevant experience you may have. For some courses, we may also ask for a portfolio of appropriate work or an audition, or you may be required to find a work placement prior to enrolment. Mature Students: We recognise that some mature students may not meet the standard entry requirements but may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience and, therefore, we would consider your application on an individual basis. We would take into account your work and life experience and may ask you to discuss this in more details at interview. Interview: All applicants are invited to attend an interview with either the Course Leader or Course Tutor. You will be notified of your interview by our Admissions Team who will also update UCAS Track with details of your application. UK and EU Entry: Equivalent international qualifications will be considered towards meeting the general entry requirements.
English language requirements
EU students, for whom English is not the first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.0 or equivalent. Equivalences include: • TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4) • TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230 • Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
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