Criminology, Policing and Criminal Law at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The Criminology, Policing and Criminal Law Foundation Degree aims to provide the student with the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviours needed for working within a variety of roles within the criminal justice system. This vocational programme provides the student with various teaching and learning experiences that could further their career within both the public or private sector. The linking of theory and practice is integrated throughout this programme. You will be expected to engage in comprehensive research and demonstrate your ability to apply theoretical influences to work-based practices. The Foundation Degree (FdSc) Criminology, Policing and Criminal Law is suitable for those wishing to progress into a range of roles within the criminal justice system. Throughout the programme, students will gain an opportunity to explore different disciplines (both theoretically and practically) including policing, youth justice, prison services and the criminal prosecution service. This programme will also provide a next step opportunity onto one of our BSc top-ups programmes where students can specialise in a specific criminal justice field. Career opportunities with a Foundation Degree include) a range of civil roles in the police, probation, prison service, youth offending, Ministry of Defence Police, and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary. Some specific roles students could progress into with the Foundation Degree are: • Police Community Support Officer • Anti-social Behaviour and Community Safety Officer • Youth Justice Practitioner. Following completion of a relevant level 6 top-up degree students could progress into Police Constable/Detective roles (through the any degree holder route DHEP), Roles within Criminology, Intelligence Analysis or Master’s level study in Law.

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.


Year One: o Personal Development o Academic Study Skills o Introduction to Criminology o Operational Policing 1 (Optional) o Criminal Law 1 (Optional), o Work Related Learning o The Criminal Justice System o Valuing Difference and Inclusion Year Two: o Professional Development o Punitive Criminology o Operational Policing 2 (Optional) o Criminal Law 2 (optional) o Work Based Learning o Research Methods o Crime Prevention

Assessment method

You will learn in a variety of ways, including via work-based learning and face-to-face contact. You will develop significant practical skills underpinned with theoretical knowledge to prepare you for a rapidly evolving criminal justice system. Learning takes place in the simulation room, VR headsets, external environments, classrooms, and lecture theatres. Alongside practical sessions, you will also participate in lectures, group work and self-directed study. You will be given opportunities to present group work to your peers developing your skills in public speaking and thus increasing your self-confidence. You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including written and practical assignments, work-based projects, presentations, peer work and independent study.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Newcastle College University Centre
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Criminology, Policing and Criminal Law at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS