If you want to study a criminology course, that will guide you towards employability and/or further study, then this is the one for you! This course is concerned with the investigation, analysis, and production of knowledge in relation to crime, criminal behaviour, criminal activity deviance, criminal justice and crime cessation. It is a discipline that takes its influence from sociology, law, psychology, psychiatry, history, biology, chemistry and geography. The programme provides a challenging and high quality academic grounding for the study of crime and society. It seeks to do this by encouraging you to develop a critical understanding of crime and justice, informed by criminological and sociological theoretical debates and research. It aims to give you the opportunity to develop your own understanding of crime and the criminal justice system. This degree will help you to become increasingly important within the local and national employment market. For example, criminal justice services are one of the largest employers in the area and the country. The newly formed Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) manages the local probation trust, the community rehabilitation companies (who are a partnership agency), and the majority of the local prisons (Hull, Lincoln, Moorlands, North Sea Camp, Humber). As these services modernise, they are looking for workers who have high-level qualifications. The police service are increasingly looking for graduates. This could be at an entry level or as part of a graduate scheme. Furthermore, court services also look for graduates from the local area, and this degree will help you to prepare for such a job with this large employer within the criminal justice system. In addition to this, the local councils are a significant employer and they offer a wide range of jobs and opportunities for graduates at all levels. With the help of our employability team, this degree will ensure that you are able to enter professional services such as these, with a good quality degree that is sector relevant. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.
Level 4 • Introduction to Criminal Justice • Understanding Criminological Theory • Study Skills for Lifelong Learning • Introduction to Criminal Law and Policy • Crime, Deviance and Social Control • Introduction to Social Science Research Level 5 • Crime Media and Politics • Understanding Desistance • Researching Society – Qualitative Research • Victims of Crime • Researching Society – Quantitative Research • Gender, Sexuality and Disability (Optional) • Global Crime and Justice (Optional) Level 6 • Punishment and Society • Genocide (Optional) • Green Criminology (Optional) • Serious, Serial and Sexual Crime • Morality and Evil (Optional) • Family Violence (Optional) With an end of degree independent research project in the form of: • 12,000-word Dissertation (40 Credits)
A wide range of assessment methods will be used throughout the programme, reflecting the diverse nature and levels of the cohorts. Assessment activities include those common to undergraduate education; essay, seen exams, case studies and presentations along with the use of oral exams or a viva voce. The unique experience of a viva voce will assess students on the understanding behind a previous assessment, allowing students to answer questions and discuss elements of their assessment in greater depth. All methods of assessment will allow students to demonstrate both depth and breadth of their knowledge and understanding of the key areas around criminology and social science. The assessment activities associated with each module will all have opportunity for formative and summative feedback with the latter contributing to the final mark of the module. The process of formative feedback will assess the knowledge and understanding displayed by each student; feedback will be given to help students develop and improve their assessments. Specific strategies for assessing intellectual thinking skills will include oral and written assessments that will test for critical analysis and evaluation of students’ criminological, sociological and research based knowledge. This will include students demonstrating the ability to synthesise and analyse information from a wide variety of source. Practical skills will be assessed using a variety of assessment techniques including written assignments, examinations and presentations. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate these skills within an independent project or dissertation.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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TEC Partnership recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact TEC Partnership's HE Admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.
All applicants irrespective of entry qualification(s) will be formally interviewed. Standard Offer 80 UCAS points from a minimum of two A’ Levels, BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma or 60 Access to HE credits (of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3). Students are also required to hold English & Maths GCSE (or equivalent) grade 4/C or above. Non-standard Offer Non-standard entry is intended to support students who may not meet the standard academic entry requirements of a HE programme, normally level 3 qualifications which attract UCAS points (for instance, A-levels or BTEC level 3 courses). In order to qualify through the non-standard route, an applicant must be able to demonstrate recent work/experience in the relevant sector which would give them skills and knowledge comparable to applicants with Level 3 qualifications. All qualifying non-standard applicants will be set an appropriate piece of work, in the form of an essay question (1500-word essay) that will consider their academic potential and relevant experience.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
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