University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Our unique course has been designed so you can study criminology alongside forensic science - a perfect course if you have an enquiring mind. You'll fuse these two elements of crime solving together, learning not just how crimes are committed, but the motivating factors behind them – bolstering your skills and knowledge for a career in the wider criminal justice sector. Why Choose University of Cumbria Practical learning sessions are fundamental to our course, whether you’re learning about social science, psychology or criminological approaches, you’ll be doing it hands-on to apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios. We’ve got simulation facilities, including a mock ‘crime house’ and realistic-staged major incidents, so you get a firm grasp of the skills that employers will demand. You’ll be within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies.
- Use the same facilities operated by professionals in the field – including the latest crime-lite technologies, evidence enhancement techniques and recovery processes
- Work in state-of-the-art specialist laboratories to develop crucial skills for your future within the criminal justice sector
- Small class sizes will see you get personal guidance and tutor support
- Taught by academic tutors, some who are former or current practicing professionals, including crime scene investigators, forensic psychologists and police officers
- Our tutors are involved in national and international research projects
- Our great links with the Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, the British Psychological Society, Law Society and a number of voluntary and commercial organisations provides you with great placement and job prospects
- May be eligible for Associate membership of the Forensic Science Society when you graduate
- Flexible modules so you carve the course to suit your future career path
- Possibility of part time study to fit in with other commitments or professional responsibilities
- Volunteering opportunities to boost your CV and stand you out from the crowd
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How to apply
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|Campus name||Carlisle - Fusehill Street|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points|
|A level||CCC - BBC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM - DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits M: 30 credits|
|Scottish Higher||BBCC - ABBB|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|