Applied Criminal Justice (Top-Up) at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS

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Course summary

As pressures on the criminal justice sector increase, the demand for different types of officer training has increased. This has resulted in developing new undergraduate education routes for all new recruits, offering formal recognition of the skills and knowledge required to be an effective police officer. Our Applied Criminal Justice Top-Up is designed to acknowledge the skills and knowledge of serving officers, gained through occupational experience. It offers a route into higher education in which you can engage in the evidence-based movement of police professionalisation. The Top-Up degree brings together the knowledge, experience and theory that underpin criminal justice practices. You’ll gain an undergraduate qualification and academic recognition to support your wealth of occupational experience. You’ll benefit from UWE Bristol’s respected reputation as an established provider of policing and criminology education. Get access to the latest policing and forensic science facilities on Frenchay Campus, where you’ll test your knowledge in a safe learning environment. This degree is suitable for existing police officers and criminal justice professionals, from probation services to prisons and the private sector. You’ll graduate with the skillset to progress your career in the police or criminal justice sector, apply for more senior positions or seek further study.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements: Admission to this course is via accredited experiential learning. AEL is learning achieved through experience that may not be formally certificated. Applications are encouraged from existing police officers and criminal justice professionals who have completed their probationary period. Any organisational training, exams or achievements, including statements of evidence, can be used to demonstrate your experience and expertise. AEL will be used to demonstrate you have met the learning outcomes of the first two years of learning of the BSc (Hons) Applied Criminal Justice. You can demonstrate you have done this in a variety of ways, including (but not limited to) certificates of learning, official training records, CPD records, witness testimony. Selection process: Applicants will be invited to an online interview. See our Accredited Experiential Learning (AEL) pages: We encourage you to apply for our course as early as possible in the cycle to ensure sufficient time to complete the AEL process.

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Applied Criminal Justice (Top-Up) at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS