University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology with Forensic Investigation

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Course summary

You’re fascinated by making sense of crime after it has taken place and want to be part of the investigative processes. We are here for you with a criminology with forensic investigation course designed by academics with a wealth of research and practice expertise. Course overview You will immerse yourself in core aspects of criminology to understand how and why crime occurs and how forensic investigation uncovers hidden details of crimes already committed. During a mock major incident exercise with serving police and ambulance service professionals, you will develop real-world forensic investigative skills in our crime house. Through developing robust research skills, you will be empowered to produce knowledge, not just learn it. Our strong links with criminal justice and community-based organisations and groups in Cumbria will provide you with excellent volunteering opportunities and job prospects. On this course you will...

  • Develop a critical insight into the criminal justice system and the role of forensic investigation in helping bring offenders to justice.
  • Learn the latest evidence enhancement techniques in our state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • Be challenged to tackle tough questions about crime, justice and society as a criminologist.
What you will learn The applied nature of the programme means that you will focus on how criminological approaches and forensic investigation are used in the real world, to inform policy and practice and more generally to enhance your understanding of a constantly changing global world. This will include exploring the relationships between power, crime and social change, policing, youth justice, race, ethnicity, gender and the impact of globalisation on understanding crime and deviance. You will also be focussing on how forensic science is applied in the real world, within criminal investigations such as processing crime scenes and analysing exhibits in the laboratory. Year one
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Becoming a Criminologist
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Crime Stories
Year two
  • Explaining Crime
  • Bringing Offenders to Justice
  • Prison and Punishment
  • Exploring Research
  • Social Exclusion
  • Science and Justice
Year three
  • New Challenges in Criminology
  • Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System
  • Miscarriages of Justice
  • Death Investigation
  • Dissertation

Course details

Modules

Year one - Compulsory Modules: Criminological Foundations, Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, Applying Psychology to the Criminal Justice System, Forensic Disciplines, Crime Scene Investigation, Working With People. Year Two - Compulsory modules: Explaining Crime, Bringing Offenders to Justice, Prison and Punishment, Exploring Research, Social Exclusion, Crimes Scene Investigation. Year Three - Compulsory modules: New Challenges in Criminology, Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System, Miscarriages of Justice, Death Investigation, Dissertation.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L615
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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94%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Criminology with Forensic Investigation at University of Cumbria - UCAS