South and City College Birmingham

Criminology & Criminal Justice South and City College Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Wolverhampton

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Criminology and Criminal Justice is the study of how crime is defined, why some people commit crime and what happens when they do. It is also the study of the police, the courts and penal system, as well as the study of the prevention and deterrence of criminal behaviour.

By studying a degree in Criminology you will explore the issues relating to crime. Most people associate Criminology with the causes of crime but it goes well beyond this; it is important to consider that laws change over time and what may constitute as illegal in one society may be legal in another. The foundation degree allows you to explore the social and political impact crime has on individuals, groups and society as a whole. You will graduate with a Foundation Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, with the opportunity to progress onto a BA (Hons) top up degree. Whilst studying with us you will develop critical thinking, analytical and communication skills which will prepare you for a broad range of employment opportunities such as the police, probation, prison service, social work, youth work, criminal justice agencies and the Crown Prosecution Service.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4) Modules:

  • Legal Issues and Human Rights
  • Thinking about Crime
  • Campaigning and Citizenship: Women in Britain and its Empire from 1800 to 1950
  • Criminal Justice
  • The Media and the Manufacture of Deviance
  • Victimology

Year 2 (Level 5) Modules:

  • Criminal Law
  • Theories of Crime
  • Punishment and Society
  • Doing Quantitative Research
  • Police and Society
  • Victims and Offenders

Assessment method

A range of coursework assessment methods will be used, including presentations, group projects, reports, essays and examinations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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 L450
Institution code S20
Campus name Bournville College
Campus code C

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 96 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,000 Year 1
EU £6,000 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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South and City College Birmingham
High Street Deritend
Digbeth
Birmingham
B5 5SU


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