The programme is approved through, and forms part of, the University of Derby’s extensive and highly regarded Faculty of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences. The two-year Foundation Degree initially reviews youth crime and justice, criminological theory and victimology before focusing on criminology, professional practice and applied research. In Year 2, topics broaden and build on specialist knowledge with units such as offender management and substance misuse, penology, and policing and society. In the final semester, units include crime and procedure, research methods and offender management. The programme is delivered by experienced Higher Education lecturers who have had careers within the Uniformed Public Services such as the Police, Prison Service and Army and who can relate security and offender management to a diverse range of scenarios. Although you may only be in classes on three days per week, there is an expectation that you will spend the equivalent of a further three days in independent study and undertake a period of mandatory work placement to support your studies. This may involve you being invited in on non-timetabled days or weekends to fulfil some elements of the course. Please note that classes will take place over traditional half-term holidays that fall within the identified semester weeks. The programme will run with a minimum of eight students. In 2020-21 we enrolled 15 students on this programme. This course forms part of the three-year Offender Management degree course at Derby College Group and is delivered at our Broomfield Hall Campus. This course is regulated by the OfS and the qualification is awarded by the University of Derby. All students have access to the UDO online platform, the Derby College Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages.
Modules are: Year 1: •Applied Victimology •Youth, Crime and Justice •Introduction to Criminology 1 •Introduction to Criminology 2 Year 2: •Criminal Psychology •Applied Criminal Justice •Human Rights and Criminal Justice •Disaster Management You will be expected to undertake a relevant work placement for a minimum of 72 hours each academic year. Each year will be split into two semesters. Between Year 1 and Year 2 students will be eligible for 50% alumni discount on a range of security sector vocational qualifications such as CCTV and Door Supervisor courses. View Programme Specification
You will be assessed using a variety of methods which may include practical and theory exams, reports and assignments, presentations and practical work. The assessment methods are designed to review your understanding and knowledge relevant to the sector.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
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Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.