University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Public Services and Criminology University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth


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Course summary

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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

Course details


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

Assessment method

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

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L437
Institution code B70
Campus name Taunton Campus
Campus code T

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bath Road

Course contact details

Information and Guidance

01278 441234