Criminology and Criminal Justice (Top-Up) at UCEN Manchester - UCAS

UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Criminology and Criminal Justice (Top-Up)

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Course summary

Passionate about justice? Got an analytical and questioning mind? Want to achieve great things with a career in the criminal justice system? A criminology degree can lead to jobs outside of criminal justice. It can include; social work, youth services, third sector, support services, local authorities and education. Build on the knowledge you learnt during your Foundation Degree, and continue to focus on enhancing your academic understanding and professional abilities. For each module, you will concentrate on developing research, organisational, project management and problem-solving skills, preparing you for a rewarding career in criminal justice. All our course content stays on top of the current trends and latest changes in the sector. You’ll learn from case studies and up-to-date research and reports; the teaching team have close links with relevant employers to inform the curriculum. A mixture of lecturers and seminars will take place at UCEN Manchester By the end of the degree, you will have everything you need to follow an exciting career path in the public or private sector, law enforcement and across the prison, probation and civil services.


Examples of current modules- : •Negotiated research • Conflict or Cohesion? Debates in Equality and Community in modern Britain • Substance misuse, mental health and crime.

Assessment method

The course will be delivered via lectures, seminars, tutorial, practical sessions, guest speakers / visits, independent study. The course encompasses a variety of assessment methods, involving both individual and group assessments. The range of assessments used within the course includes: • Reports • Essays • Presentations • Portfolio submissions • Examinations • Practical and research based coursework assignments • Work-based learning • Demonstrations • Practical projects. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation Degree or HND or an equivalent Level 5 qualification in a related subject. Recognition of prior learning/experience will be accepted in line with the University policy and procedures. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview. Applicants initially may be required to attend an interview and complete an interview task. Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Applicants initially may be required to attend an interview and complete an interview task.


You will be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there will be an additional cost to your course fees to cover Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks. Please see the GOV.UK website for DBS costs.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 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.

Provider information

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UCEN Manchester
Ashton Old Road
M11 2WH

Clearing contact details

UCEN Manchester Clearing

0161 674 7777

Additional information

Monday-Thursday= 8.30am -4.30pm Friday= 8.30am -4.00pm August 15th= 7.30am-6.00pm

Course contact details

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UCEN Manchester Admissions Department


Course Enquiry Team

03333 222 444

International Admissions Office

+44 (0)1616741600

Criminology and Criminal Justice (Top-Up) at UCEN Manchester - UCAS