Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology with Foundation Year

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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Study criminal justice principles, rules and practices from contemporary academic and practical perspectives.
  • Learn analytical and research skills for understanding the nature of crime within society.
  • Learn the real-life applications of criminological theory to experience and understand behaviour in your student community.
  • Tailor your studies to reflect specialist interests, which enhances independent thinking and creativity
Benefit from an academically rigorous and career-enhancing education, which includes unique work-related modules designed to give you the practical edge needed in today's competitive employment market. Once you have completed the foundation year, you progress onto the undergraduate degree of BA (Hons) Criminology. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Criminology course. You share the first year, first semester with Law, Criminology, Sociology, Politics and Psychology foundation students. In the second semester you will complete a module specific to criminology which will prepare you for your transition to your subject specific degree of Criminology. We have highly motivated, knowledgeable and creative staff across the department who bring a breadth and depth of skills and knowledge from the criminal justice sector and the academic community. This enables high quality learning of the core aspects of the discipline, and a range of specialist topics and areas of study. You learn through:
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Projects
  • Peer learning
  • Placement activity
  • Visits
  • Guest lectures
  • Simulation
  • Case study analysis
  • Online learning resources
Applied learning - Work placements We have excellent links with the local, regional and national criminal justice sector organisations. Local organisations support our provision and provide activities ranging from placements, work experience opportunities, guest lectures and advice on career progression. You will have the opportunity, should you choose, to arrange a year-long placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. International opportunities You will have the opportunity to study abroad for the second semester of your third year, at institutions, which could include Australia, USA or Canada with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme. You’ll choose which modules you study, and get the chance to learn about different cultures and learning styles, as well as travelling to new places and meeting new people. Networking opportunities The Helena Kennedy Centre ensures that teaching focuses directly and indirectly on ethical and social justice issues related to the social exclusion/inclusion of a range of vulnerable groups, and on promoting social access to all available community resources. You are provided with career-related support from department specialists who help with access to graduate opportunities.

Course details

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Introduction To The Psychological, Political, Legal, Criminal Justice And Sociological Sciences The Practice Of Criminology Year 2 - Compulsory modules Applying Criminology Criminal Justice Criminological Landscapes Graduate Research And Development 1 Graduate Research And Development 2 Human Rights And Crime Year 3 - Compulsory modules Controversies Of Punishment Deconstructing Research Victims Offenders And Vulnerabilities Elective modules Cybercrime and Society Education: Theory, Policy, and Practice Exclusion Rights And Justice Experiencing Criminal Justice Life Beyond Crime, Substance Use And Offending Real World Cutting Edge Research Methods Real World Enterprise And Entrepreneurship Real World Professional Practice Real World Project Management Real World Social Justice And Activism Studies Abroad In Criminology Year 4 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Dissertation Elective modules 21St Century Crime: Threats, Responses And Human Rights Comparative Criminal Justice Crime And Justice In The Information Age Crime And The Media Criminal Justice Compared Criminal Justice Realities Drug Use In Context Experiences Of Health, Illness And Disability Experiencing Custodial And Community Sentences Making Desistance And Recovery A Reality Policing And Crime Reduction Politics Of The City Power, Sex, and the Body Sex Violence And Extremism Simulating Justice Practice

Assessment method

Exams, Coursework, Practicals


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
A100
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/criminology/ba-honours-criminology-with-foundation-year/full-time

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2022 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/criminology/ba-honours-criminology-with-foundation-year/full-time/2022

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/criminology/ba-honours-criminology-with-foundation-year/full-time/2022


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting this course in 2022/23 are £9,250 per year. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Criminology with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS