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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.
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
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.
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15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||University Centre Southend|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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
|IELTS (Academic)||7||IELTS 7.0 - minimum 6.5 across all components.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University Centre South Essex