Vision West Nottinghamshire College (Vision University Centre Mansfield)

Criminal Justice (Top-up) Vision West Nottinghamshire College (Vision University Centre Mansfield) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Derby


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Course summary

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This course is for you if:
You want continue to build upon your multi-disciplinary approach - drawing on sociological, political, legal and cultural approaches to the study of the Criminal Justice sector - enabling you to develop a range of relevant and appropriate transferable skills in preparation for employment. This course is firmly rooted in practice, with real-world learning. Upon successful completion, you will be able to work within many agencies and organisations within criminal justice, such as prisons, law enforcement, support/charity organisations and more.

The Vision University Centre is for you if:
You want an affordable university degree at a centre that offers smaller classes, tutors who are passionate about their industry and dedicated study skills support and tutorials throughout your course to help you achieve your goals.

As a University of Derby partner student, you will have access to the university’s virtual learning environment, including UDo and on-line journals and texts, as well as their library facilities.

Course details



  • Independent Research Project
  • Professional Practice
  • Equity and Inequity in the Criminal Justice Sector
  • Critical Perspectives in Criminology
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminology

*Module titles are subject to change.

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used, but all are coursework-based. Students will undertake coursework not just for assessment purposes but to consolidate and apply learning as part of the learning strategy for the modules. Where possible the assessment tasks will be problem based encouraging students to apply theory to practice and will incorporate ‘live’ briefs drawn from the sector and which may include analysis of new policy and legislation.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 BACJ
Institution code W45
Campus name Vision University Centre - West Nottinghamshire College
Campus code V

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

This course is designed for applicants who already hold a foundation degree or HND, and who wish to progress to a full degree.

Applicants should have at least 240 credits on a relevant foundation degree, with a minimum grade profile of 50%, or relevant HND with a minimum of a merit profile. We will consider applicants with other relevant Level 5 qualification (normally 240 credits) at merit grade, or equivalent.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


We also require GCSE English and maths (or equivalent) at grade C/grade 4 or above.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, we require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 5.5, at Level 6.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

ADDITIONAL COSTS: Every student is different, but as a rough guide you should allow for the following costs of study, on top of basic stationery and IT costs, per year: ESSENTIAL: - Between £100-£300 on books. - Up to £100 on visits, events, etc. - £44 on DBS check.

Provider information

Visit our website

Vision West Nottinghamshire College (Vision University Centre Mansfield)
Derby Road
NG18 5BH

Clearing contact details

Louise Knott

0808 100 3626

Additional information

Thursday 15th August 2019 - 8.30 - 17.00 Friday 16th August 2019 - 8.30 - 16.00

Course contact details

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Main Contact

01623 627191

Fax: 01623 623063