University of Cumbria

Criminology (with integrated foundation year) University of Cumbria Degree level: Undergraduate

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If you're interested in studying real-world criminology, then our course – taught by dedicated and highly-qualified academics and professionals – will kick-start your career.

You’ll explore major concepts and theoretical approaches in relation to crime and the criminal justice system, social harm, victimisation, penal practice, processes of exclusion and crimes committed by the powerful internationally.

Your initial foundation year will soon get you up to speed, providing a base understanding of the subject to work from at an advanced level. Plus, you’ll engage critically with discussion of contemporary social problems in relation to crime, deviance and harm.

Why Choose University of Cumbria?

Our course is designed so that you don’t merely learn about criminology theoretically, but through practical sessions can confidently apply your knowledge to real life issues and problems – giving you the edge as a future expert in this fascinating subject area.

You’ll have the flexibility to shape your degree with modules that interest you and fit your intended career path, because your employability is important to us.

  • You’ll be taught by tutors who regularly contribute to national and international research and policy debates, giving you the opportunity to get up-to-date learning and engage with key issues in the study of crime and criminal justice

  • You’ll often be taught in small classes, so we get to know you well and guide you in your studies

  • We’ve got simulation facilities, including a mock ‘crime house’ and realistic-staged major incidents, to enable you to get hands-on experience

  • You’ll be taught by academic tutors, some who are former or practicing professionals, in diverse fields including; psychology, policing, substance misuse, and law

  • Our close links with the Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, the British Psychological Society, Law Society and a number of voluntary and commercial organisations provide you with great job prospects

  • All specialist modules available to you are designed to complement each other. They include: applying psychology to the criminal justice system, research in crime and justice, prisons and punishment, and victims of crime

You’ll be studying in Carlisle, within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. So, you’ll never be stuck for something to do when you’re not studying.

Employability is woven into our course through practical sessions and up-to-date learning, so you can get a firm grasp of the skills that employers require.

So, for a criminology degree which enables you to develop a critical understanding of the multifaceted nature of crime and its impact on society and bolsters your career prospects, look no further.

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 L613
Institution code C99
Campus name Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus code F

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 56 - 72 points
A level CD - DDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP - MMP
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits
M: 21 credits
P: 24 credits
Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3
Scottish Higher DDDD - CCDD


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,000 Year 1
International £7,500 Year 1
England £6,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,000 Year 1
Scotland £6,000 Year 1
Wales £6,000 Year 1

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 of Cumbria
Registered Office
Fusehill Street
Carlisle
CA1 2HH


Course contact details

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University of Cumbria

0845 606 1144

Fax: 01524 384567