Criminology, Communities and Criminal Justice at Barnsley College University Centre - UCAS

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Course summary

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

Assessment method

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are currently not accepting international applications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2995 Year 1
Scotland £2995 Year 1
Wales £2995 Year 1

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 .

Additional fee information

Fees are calculated for 2022 entry and are subject to change for 2023
Criminology, Communities and Criminal Justice at Barnsley College University Centre - UCAS