Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology with Foundation Year

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Course summary

You will join one of the longest-established university criminology departments in the world where we produce pioneering research to support policy development at the national and international level. Why study BA Criminology at Middlesex University? This degree provides a generic overview of crime, criminals, victims and interaction with the Criminal Justice System. It is aimed at those who have an interest in how society responds to deviant behaviour and challenges the concept of social deviancy. Your studies will be framed by research from within our Centre for Social and Criminological Research (CSCR) where our areas of expertise include youth crime; community safety strategies; and inter-ethnic conflict. The centre combines psychology and criminology with a focus on real life and online experience, and uses a range of research methods including those online. This degree blends theory with practice through placements within criminology focused organisations and work-based projects, which frame your knowledge with real life case study examples from within the criminal justice system. We regularly invite practitioners from different key organisations to speak to our students to ensure that the theoretical and practical are blended together. In your final year, your can choose a credit bearing Placement Module or the Special Constable Module which enables you to explore employment opportunities without commitment. You could complete your placement students in a range of areas including the Police Service, Prison Service, Victim Support Schemes, or Youth Offender Schemes. As a consequence of choosing the Placement Module, previous graduates have accepted full-time employment within the criminal justice system. Criminology is constantly debated in government, the media and across wider society. It is the ideal subject for those keen to pursue a career in the criminal justice system, or to progress to postgraduate study in a related field. Course highlights You have the option to extend the course by a year in order to spend your third year in a paid work placement relevant to the course The Police Service is currently undergoing a fundamental change in its recruitment process, requiring all new recruits to attain a degree in a related subject, Criminology is one of those subjects Our excellent links with criminology-focused organisations in London ensure you can secure prestigious placement opportunities and gain excellent professional experience while you study Our specialist teaching approach offers high levels of support, ensuring you achieve excellent academic results As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module

Course details

Modules

Foundation Year:World Literature for Social Sciences and the Law, SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology), Foundation Project, Foundation Mathematics. Year 1: Crime and Control in Social Context (30 Credits) - Compulsory Explaining Crime (30 Credits) - Compulsory Skills and Methods in Criminology and Sociology (30 Credits) - Compulsory Understanding Contemporary Society: Issues and Debates (30 Credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 Credits) - Compulsory Criminology in Late Modernity (30 Credits) - Compulsory Institutions of Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Compulsory Urban Criminology (30 Credits) - Compulsory Year 3: Children as Victims and Offenders (30 Credits) - Optional Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Optional Environmental Justice and Green Criminology (30 Credits) - Optional Gangs and Group Offending (30 Credits) - Optional Justice, Punishment and Human Rights (30 Credits) - Optional Organised and White Collar Crime (30 Credits) - Optional Violent Crime (30 Credits) - Optional Dissertation (30 Credits) - Compulsory


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L3FY
Institution code:
M80
Campus name:
Hendon Campus
Campus code:
H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our entry requirements provide a guide to the qualifications that you’ll need to study our courses. We have a personalised admissions approach and we make fair but aspirational offers. We want you to aim high and achieve great results. We understand that things have been very different at school and college since the pandemic started however and that you might be worried about what changes to exams in 2021 will mean for you. We’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible and take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning. So if you don’t quite get the grades you hoped, we’ll look at more than your qualifications like your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we're proud of how we recognise potential in future students like you and how we can support you to succeed in the future.

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

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/help-with-your-application/undergraduate-application/entry-requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Criminology with Foundation Year at Middlesex University - UCAS