Criminology at Nottingham College - UCAS

Course summary

To reduce crime, we need to try and understand why it happens, how people feel about it, and the impact it has on individuals and society as a whole. This degree introduces the fascinating and evolving world of criminology, including the criminal justice system and foundations of law, sociology and psychology, moving on to more advanced topics such as criminological theories, white collar and corporate crime, and cybercrime. It also covers contemporary issues in criminology, such as gender, race, and crime, the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders; including an emphasis on research methods, victimology, crime prevention and community safety. About the course: Year 1 (Level 4) modules: -Powers of the Police -Offender Profiling -Theories of Crime -Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation and Photography -Study Skills Year 2 (Level 5) modules: -Criminal Justice -Youth Justice -Sociological Perspectives of Crime -Victimology -Crime and Deviance Year 3 (Level 6) modules: -Dissertation -Prison and Punishment -Miscarriages of Justice -Psychology in the Courtroom -Criminal Justice and Inequality The final-year dissertation allows students to complete an independent body of research on a related topic of their choice. This will require students to demonstrate their ability to conduct original research, analyse data, and present their findings in a clear and concise manner. Students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the programme to a real-world issue in the field of criminology. Assessments: A variety of traditional and innovative methods will be used, designed to provide authentic experiences for students to demonstrate the real-world competencies they will be required to use in a professional context. These include individual and group presentations, discussions, essays, reports, case studies, research and project work, examinations, reflective journals and work-based projects. What does a criminologist do? Criminologists are social scientists who study crime, criminal behaviour, and the criminal justice system. They analyse crime statistics, conduct research to determine the causes of crime, and develop theories around criminal behaviour. They also study how effectively the criminal justice system responds to crime; including law enforcement, courts, and prisons. Careers and progression: With vital transferable skills that many potential employers are looking for, Criminology graduates will be well-placed to progress to postgraduate education or employment in the criminal justice sector and beyond. Traditional destinations might include the police, probation, prison and courts services and similar roles in HM Revenue and Customs, UK Border Force, social services, victim support, youth services and offender management. Graduates could also consider a career in broadcast media, journalism or teaching.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff. We expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy. We accept GCSE passes at grades 9 to 4 (previously A* to C). You may be invited to attend an informal interview. Mature applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but with relevant industry or life experience are very welcome to apply

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)5.5An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 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

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or the Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application:. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Criminology at Nottingham College - UCAS