UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Course summary

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This course has been specially designed to focus on criminology as a discipline, with contributions from professional practitioners that operate within the Criminal Justice System. Exploration of the linkage between the core subjects will provide students with both historical and contemporary knowledge of how criminology and the Criminal Justice System works in practice, along with the professional skills that are required to create operational effectiveness. Subjects such as criminal law, criminology and psychology along with policing and offender management are among a range of specialist areas that will prepare students to work within the Criminal Justice System, law enforcement, the administration of justice, mental health and intervention programmes. Criminology it the key focus for all areas of opportunity that students may wish to follow when embarking on their vocational pathway. The course will combine the academic elements of criminology and criminal law with the development and application of the essential vocational skills necessary to forge a career within this industry sector. The practical application will also be complemented by opportunities for work based learning experience.

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Examples of current modules- Criminal Law- Theory and Practice Criminology in Practice Politics, Community, Crime and Justice Partnership and Multi Agency Working Policing and Offender Management Youth Crime and Deviance in Modern Society Professional and Academic Practice

Assessment method

The course will be delivered via lectures, seminars, tutorial, practical sessions, guest speakers / visits, independent study. The course encompasses a variety of assessment methods, involving both individual and group assessments. The range of assessments used within the course includes: • Reports • Essays • Presentations • Portfolio submissions • Examinations • Practical and research based coursework assignments • Work-based learning • Demonstrations • Practical projects

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a related subject for example Public Services, Health and Social care, A Levels etc (contact the course tutor for further details). We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4. Recognition of prior learning/experience will be accepted in line with the University policy and procedures. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

All of the books required for the course are available either from the library or as e-books. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop and up to £50 each year for books and printing If undertaking work experience (which may be paid or unpaid) you may also need to factor in travel costs to your place of work You will be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there will be an additional cost to your course fees to cover Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks. Please see the GOV.UK website for DBS costs.
Criminology and Criminal Justice at UCEN Manchester - UCAS