Criminology & Forensic Investigation

University Centre South Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

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Course summary

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This course is underpinned by the four key distinct disciplinary strands of Forensic Investigation, Criminology, Criminal Justice and Work Related Skills/Experience. These four strands enable students to analyse contemporary issues from a range of multidisciplinary perspectives, providing essential transferable skills for employment. In addition, the course provides students with a well-rounded knowledge base, application and experience of work-related skills for progression onto higher level educational courses or to relevant industry employment. The course operates on a modular basis, all of which are compulsory. You will take 120 credits each year. In Year 1 you will take 3 modules weighted at 20 credits and two modules weighted at 30 credits. In Year 2, you will take 6 modules weighted at 20 credits each. In Year 3, the Dissertation is weighted at 40 credits, and you will take two modules at 30 credits and one at 20 credits.

Course details


Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4) Semesters 1 and 2 CF101 Introduction to Criminology CF103 Introduction to Policing CF104 Introduction to Forensic Science Semester 1 only CF105 Academic Skills and Applied Practice Semester 2 only CF102 Crime Scene Investigation Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5) Semesters 1 and 2 CF201 Criminological Research Methods CF202 Criminal Investigation and the Justice System Semester 1 only CF203 Cybercrime and Society CF205 Role of an Expert Witness Semester 2 only CF204 Serious Offenders and Imprisonment CF206 Forensic Taphonomy and Entomology Year 3 for full-time students (Level 6) Semesters 1 and 2 CF301 Dissertation CF302 Professional Development CF303 Terrorism, Security and Political Violence CF304 Mass Disaster Studies

Assessment method

There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and the final year dissertation. The grades from formal assessments count towards your final module mark. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework: Year 1 75% coursework 17% written exams 8% practical exams Year 2 83% 17% written exams Year 3 100% coursework

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeLF64
Institution code S43
Campus nameUniversity Centre Southend
Campus codeS

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits Minimum 15 credits at merit or above.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills Maths GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 - minimum 6.5 across all components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Criminology & Forensic Investigation at University Centre South Essex - UCAS