Criminology & Forensic Investigation at University Centre South Essex - UCAS

Course summary

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 4 modules at 20 credits .


Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4) CF101 Introduction to Criminology CF102 Crime Scene Investigation Semester 2 only CF103 Introduction to Policing CF104 Introduction to Forensic Investigation CF105 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System Semester 1 only Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5) CF201 Criminological Research Methods CF202 Principles of Criminal Investigation CF203 Cybercrime and Digital Investigation Semester 1 only CF204 Serious and Serial Offenders Semester 2 only CF205 Role of an Expert Witness Semester 2 only CF206 Taphonomy and Forensic Entomology Semester 1 only Year 3 for full-time students (Level 6) CF301 Dissertation CF302 Professional Development CF303 Terrorism, Genocide and Organised Crime Semester 1 only CF304 Forensic Human Identification CF305 Aspects of Forensic Psychology

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% coursework 17% written exams Year 3 100% coursework

How to apply

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University Centre Southend
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University Centre has decided to temporarily stop sponsoring international students who need a student visa to study on our programmes in our campuses in the UK until further notice

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £17930 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
EU £17930 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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