University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology with Forensic Investigation (with Integrated Foundation Year)

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Course summary

You’re fascinated by making sense of crime after it has taken place and want to be part of the investigative processes. We are here for you with a criminology with forensic investigation course designed by academics with a wealth of research and practice expertise. Course overview Our foundation year has been designed to provide you with the essential university skills and confidence needed to progress onto our degree level programme. You will immerse yourself in core aspects of criminology to understand how and why crime occurs and how forensic investigation uncovers hidden details of crimes already committed. During a mock major incident exercise with serving police and ambulance service professionals, you will develop real-world forensic investigative skills in our crime house. Through developing robust research skills, you will be empowered to produce knowledge, not just learn it. Our strong links with criminal justice and community-based organisations and groups in Cumbria will provide you with excellent volunteering opportunities and job prospects. On this course you will...

  • Develop a critical insight into the criminal justice system and the role of forensic investigation in helping bring offenders to justice.
  • Learn the latest evidence enhancement techniques in our state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • Be challenged to tackle tough questions about crime, justice and society as a criminologist.
What you will learn The applied nature of the programme means that you will focus on how criminological approaches and forensic investigation are used in the real world, to inform policy and practice and more generally to enhance your understanding of a constantly changing global world. This will include exploring the relationships between power, crime and social change, policing, youth justice, race, ethnicity, gender and the impact of globalisation on understanding crime and deviance. You will also be focussing on how forensic science is applied in the real world, within criminal investigations such as processing crime scenes and analysing exhibits in the laboratory. Year one
  • Essential University Skills One
  • Essential University Skills Two
  • Contemporary Issues and the Media
  • Families, Communities and the Criminal Justice System
  • Professional Practice in the Community
  • Criminology, Policing and Law
Year two
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Becoming a Criminologist
  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Crime Stories
Year three
  • Explaining Crime
  • Bringing Offenders to Justice
  • Prison and Punishment
  • Exploring Research
  • Social Exclusion
  • Science and Justice
Year four
  • New Challenges in Criminology
  • Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System
  • Miscarriages of Justice
  • Death Investigation
  • Dissertation

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L616
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
91%
Student satisfaction
76%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
94%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6125 Year 1
Scotland £6125 Year 1
Wales £6125 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6125 Year 1
EU £6125 Year 1
International £8565 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the first year only. For years 2 - 4, the BA or BSc fee will apply. Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Criminology with Forensic Investigation (with Integrated Foundation Year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS