Criminology at University of Chichester - UCAS

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Overview The study of criminology is one that is diverse, intriguing and imperative to instigating and contributing to the Criminal Justice System. By studying criminology at Chichester, you will be choosing a programme to help you invest in your future. Our dedicated Psychology and Criminology team is comprised of active researchers who have extensive experience, both academically and professionally, who look forward to helping you accomplish your ambitions. Criminology is an inter-disciplinary subject, examining controversial and contemporary modules, that draw on psychology, sociology and legal proceedings. By exploring explanations of crime, victimisation and investigating relevant policing procedures, this programme is designed to develop your critical understanding of crime and encourage engagement in processes in everyday practice. This blended learning course will provide you with a solid grounding on criminological theory and practice from a broad variety of perspectives. We believe that our approach to teaching criminology is informed, aimed at helping you to use a research and practice-informed approach to understand the complexities around the Criminal Justice System. There will also be the opportunity to meet and have taught sessions by a variety of guest speakers across the modules, which will provide you with work-based experience and assist you in completion of some of your assessments. You will be assessed through a variety of means, aimed at building your confidence and obtaining professional skills, which can be transferred into a career within the criminology sector. Additionally, the MSc Criminology programme covers a wide range of transferrable skills with real-world value, with an emphasis on personal development, professionalism and employability. Research modules will introduce you to advanced research methods, which you will apply to your very own research-based criminology dissertation project. We offer this course as a Master’s which can be completed in 12 months full-time (1 year) or 24 months part-time (two years). Whilst this is a full-time course, the blended learning delivery model enables you to balance your studies with other personal commitments. Blended learning The majority of the course will be delivered synchronously online, using a variety of virtual and blended learning strategies. As such it’s important you have access to your own IT equipment (laptop or desktop and reliable internet connection) and have a good level of IT proficiency. You will be fully supported to engage with the learning platforms, via an IT support package (mandatory), which you will undertake prior to starting the course. Whilst there is a lot of freedom to undertake the learning at a time that suits your needs, you will be expected to login online, at a set time each week during theory blocks, to engage with synchronous learning with your cohort. At our university, we are proud that we have a supportive learning environment, therefore our mandatory induction week will be held on campus so you can become acquainted with our staff and support services. You can expect to meet others in your cohort, hear from professional guest speakers and undertake visits to the local court. This week will also incorporate ensuring that you are IT services are proficient to begin learning online before teaching commences. The second face-to-face will occur at the end of your second semester, whereby you will be required to attend campus to deliver your independent project presentation.

Entry requirements

• A minimum 2:2 (Hons) degree (or equivalent*) in a relevant subject (Criminology, Psychology, Social Science or Humanities degree) • An academic reference. • A personal statement outlining your interest in the MSc. • We would normally expect applicants to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With no element lower than 5.5
PTE Academic58

For more detail about our English language requirements, including details of the University's Summer Pre-Sessional English language courses, see our website.

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Criminology at University of Chichester - UCAS