DN Colleges Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Criminal Justice

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Course summary

Criminal justice is a subject of inquiry that requires an inter-disciplinary approach to analysis. Essentially, this scrutiny involves understanding criminal behaviour and the societal/institutional responses to it. However, by engaging in this exploration you will soon realise that any serious intellectual investigation of this phenomena will lead you to considering far more then criminal behaviour itself. Dostoyevsky himself stated “The degree of civilisation in a society is revealed by entering its prisons.” Criminal Justice and Employment Often employment is viewed as a consequence of a degree rather than an integral component in its design. To address this fault, employability is directly spoken to and scaffolded at all three levels of the programme. By directly incorporating employability it is hoped that this will culminate in students graduating with a clear pathway to employment, recognition that employability is a life-long process and a galvanised graduate identity. Too many graduates still lack confidence upon graduation and it’s important that course design attempts to engage and support this in the same way it engages with the complexity inherent within academic debate. What kind of graduate can I hope to become? The key objective of the programme is to produce students who possess an academically rigorous degree earned within a stimulating, relevant and rewarding field. The wider aspiration is the hope that the critical mind-set developed on the programme will lead to wider social reform, personal empowerment and satisfying employment in social and personal communities that historically struggle to accommodate change. This Degree is Validated by the University of Hull.


This course includes the following core modules that all students complete: Year One (Level 4) • Introduction to Criminology • Introduction to the English Legal System • Representing Crime • Researching Criminal Justice 1 • Academic and Professional Development • Psychological Approaches Year Two (Level 5) • Debates in Criminal Justice • International Contexts of Criminal Law • Criminology and the Explanation of Crime • Researching Criminal Justice 2 • Work Related Learning • Psychological Interventions Year Three (Level 6) • Penology • Transnational Crime • Policing and Crime Prevention • Researching Criminal Justice 3 • Education into Employment Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

Assessment method

The assessment methods have been carefully chosen to reflect the world of employment. Assessments include: Written assignments Presentations Oral defences’ Portfolio’s Case Studies

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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University Campus Doncaster
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7770 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7770 Year 1
Scotland £7770 Year 1
Wales £7770 Year 1

Additional fee information

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.) There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example: Resources (you’ll be able to access resources via the physical and virtual HE library and other external platforms) Printing and photocopying Trips and enhancement opportunities As part of your work experience, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Criminal Justice at DN Colleges Group - UCAS