South and City College Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
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.
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
Year 2 (Level 5) Modules:
- Criminal Law
- Theories of Crime
- Punishment and Society
- Doing Quantitative Research
- Police and Society
- Victims and Offenders
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
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||Bournville College|
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||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
|Channel Islands||£6,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6,000||Year 1|