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.
- 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
- Crime and Deviance
- Criminal Justice System
- Becoming a Criminologist
- Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
- Forensic Evidence
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Crime Stories
- Explaining Crime
- Bringing Offenders to Justice
- Prison and Punishment
- Exploring Research
- Social Exclusion
- Science and Justice
- New Challenges in Criminology
- Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System
- Miscarriages of Justice
- Death Investigation
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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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.
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