Criminology is the study of crime and the social and psychological constructions of crime. As an interdisciplinary social science subject, criminology draws on a range of perspectives, for example: criminal justice, sociology, psychology, law and social policy. Criminology aims to go beyond our common-sense assumptions and explore the complex and contentious nature of crime and criminal justice. On this course students will explore a number of the following criminological topics including: honour based violence, football hooliganism, gangs, cyber crime, child criminality, immigration and crime amongst other examples. In year two students are expected to gain industry experience in their chosen area of the Public Services in order to develop industry specific, wider skill-set development that public service employers hold in high regard. • The programme is supported and influenced by public service organisations to ensure its relevance. • Guest speakers from within industry putting theory into context. • You’ll be taught by staff with industry experience within the public services. • You will have professional development opportunities and be encouraged to gain industry experience. • 10 week work placement opportunity in a prison
Year 1 Modules & Credits Substance Misuse, Crime and Communities 20 Credits Conflict Management 20 Credits Introduction to Academic and Research Skills 20 Credits The Criminal Justice System 20 Credits Crime and Criminal Behaviour 20 Credits Principles and Practice of Self-Development 20 Credits Year 2 Modules & Credits Cultures of Crime 20 Credits Applied Industry Experience 20 Credits Advanced Academic and Research Skills 20 Credits Offender Risk Management 20 Credits The Rehabilitation of Offenders 20 Credits Employability, Enterprise and Creativity 20 Credits
There are no formal examinations and most modules are likely to be assessed via a variety of coursework methods. Coursework assessments are likely to include essays, reports, presentations, professional meetings, research and reflections and group activities as well as undertaking a Dissertation which includes a Research Proposal and Ethics submission. The programme will consist of small lectures, theory seminars, discussion groups and workshops as well as project work, reflection and independent study. You will be required to work in groups as well as independently. You will be required to plan, deliver and evaluate in a range of practical settings and environments as well as prepare for classes by research and completing activities as directed by the course tutors.
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.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Students will need GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 (or an alternative equivalent). Students without such formal qualifications are very much encouraged to apply, particularly from applicants who can demonstrate commitment and ‘work-related’ experience that is appropriate. As your programme will involve you working with vulnerable individuals (e.g. children and adults), you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£2995||Year 1|
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Barnsley College Higher Education
PO Box No 266
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