University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course is designed for students who want to work in the public services sector and for those who have an interest in entering the world of criminology and related public services employment.
It will allow you to understand how society functions and how criminals are conditioned to behave and the role of public services in a changing society. It will also look at how the public services can use this same information to be more effective in the fight against crime. You will finish with a relevant theoretical and practical knowledge that enables you to progress to a relevant final year top-up degree.
Upon successful completion of this course you can top-up to a full Honours Degree by studying at the University of Plymouth, Exeter College, City College Plymouth or Cornwall College. Alternative options are available with other universities. Many of our students have taken up employment in the public services sector including the Police, fire and Ambulance Services, HM Forces, HM Prison Service and outdoor education and activity centres
Modules studied may include:
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
The Mind of a Criminal
Victims, Victimology and Restorative Justice
Organisational Performance and Change
Ethics in the Balance
The course is delivered by various types of learning, including lectures, seminars, presentations and practicals.
Assessment will be through assignments or essays, portfolios, practical assessments and presentations
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Taunton Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||you will require a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points from a full L3 qualification in a relevant subject area. Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry criteria are encouraged to apply|
|Access to HE Diploma||A Pass Grade in a relevant Access to Higher Education Course|
students are also required to have 4 GCSEs grades 4-9 including Maths and English (or a recognised equivalent Level 2)