UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Criminology and Criminal Justice (Top-Up)

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Course summary

This course has been specially designed to focus on criminology as a discipline, with contributions from professional practitioners that operate within the Criminal Justice System. Exploration of the linkage between the core subjects will provide students with both historical and contemporary knowledge of how criminology and the Criminal Justice System works in practice, along with the professional skills that are required to create operational effectiveness. Subjects such as criminal law, criminology, psychology along with policing and offender management are among a range of specialist areas that will prepare students to work within the Criminal Justice System, law enforcement, the administration of justice, mental health and intervention programmes. Criminology it the key focus for all areas of opportunity that students may wish to follow when embarking on their vocational pathway. The course will combine the academic elements of criminology and criminal law with the development and application of the essential vocational skills necessary to forge a career within this industry sector. The practical application will also be complemented by opportunities for work based learning experience.


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.

Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Criminology and Criminal Justice (Top-Up) at UCEN Manchester - UCAS