Criminology: Inequality and Social Justice with Integrated Foundation Year at University of Sunderland - UCAS

University of Sunderland

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology: Inequality and Social Justice with Integrated Foundation Year

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Course summary

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Criminology course, with an Integrated Foundation Year. Understand the causes of crime and how society responds to it. Investigate current issues, debates and trends surrounding crime and the criminal justice system. Gain real-world experience volunteering in roles within the criminal justice system and graduate as a qualified criminologist. What makes an act a crime? Who is a criminal? Why do people commit crime? How do they stop offending? What makes someone vulnerable to victimisation? We recognise Criminology is a diverse area of study and offer you the opportunity to choose from these new specialist courses: BSc (Hons) Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year (UCAS code L311) You'll explore the key issues and debates around crime and victimisation in society today. You'll cover topical and dynamic content, reflecting current issues, policy and practice within the criminal justice system. You'll understand the causes and consequences of crime and how we manage and respond to it as a society. We provide extensive opportunities for you to volunteer and gain career-relevant experience, to ensure you graduate with the transferable skills, broad knowledge-base and critical awareness that studying Criminology provides. You'll take part in continuous training to become a social researcher, which is a valuable extra skill to have for future employment. If you want to work with some of the most vulnerable and dangerous people in society, we will help to equip you with the skills to do it. BSc (Hons) Criminology: Criminology and Criminal Justice with Integrated Foundation Year (UCAS code L312) This pathway provides you with a working knowledge of criminological thought and detailed investment in more specific issues, debates, and research regarding the Criminal Justice System (CJS), and processes of justice more generally. You'll develop detailed knowledge and critical awareness of theoretical approaches to and practice-based implementations of criminal justice systems, issues regarding the rights and access/barriers to justice for victims of crime and harm and processes of offender management, governance and rehabilitation. BSc (Hons) Criminology: Vulnerability and Social Care with Integrated Foundation Year (UCAS code L313) This pathway will provide you with a strong working knowledge of theory and research on vulnerable populations and practice-based approaches to counselling and safeguarding policies. It emphasises the development of critical awareness and practitioner approaches to social policies aimed at addressing social inequalities and social care, vulnerable populations and victimisation processes within public, domestic and institutional contexts, approaches to safeguarding and accountability and core counselling skills, practices, and help strategies. BSc (Hons) Criminology: Inequality and Social Justice with Integrated Foundation Year (UCAS code L314) This pathway specialises in criminological issues which intersect with social inequalities such as gender, sex, sexuality, race and ethnicity. A strong emphasis is placed on social justice, such as persecution, exploitation, and discrimination – issues that, more often than not, escape conventional notions of criminal justice. It emphasises the development of detailed knowledge and critical awareness of theoretical and empirical relationships between power, inequalities, and social change, especially in relation to the impact of globalisation, global and local issues regarding diversity, discrimination and human rights and theories and practices of exploitation, hatred and persecution in relation to issues such as homophobia and sex work.


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Assessment method

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Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The Integrated Foundation Year is specially designed to support you where you have just missed the grades required for direct entry onto a three-year degree, or if you have relevant work experience and are now looking to broaden your subject knowledge but want more time to develop study skills before starting your degree. Entry requirements are provided for guidance only and we may offer you an entrance interview which will help us determine your eligibility for your chosen degree. This enables us to consider making you an offer if you are perhaps a mature student who has been out of education for a period of time, or you have gained significant knowledge and skills through employment rather than traditional education. Eligible entry qualifications: 1. Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent ), including Maths and English at grade C or above** and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent) OR 2. Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience. If you are unsure of whether you think you might be suitable for the course, please contact us!

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Criminology: Inequality and Social Justice with Integrated Foundation Year at University of Sunderland - UCAS