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School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Criminology and Criminal Justice and Sociology with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

The programme gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the complexities of the world we live in, particularly in relation to Crime, Criminology and the Criminal Justice system.

The programme gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the complexities of the world we live in, particularly in relation to Crime, Criminology and the Criminal Justice system.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code L31A
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Why choose this course?

The programme gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the complexities of the world we live in, particularly in relation to Crime, Criminology and the Criminal Justice system.

You will study a wide range of topics covering both legal and sociological issues of criminology and criminal justice including the social process of crime, the policing of society, social inequalities and the law, punishment and sentencing and the operation of the criminal courts.

The course has real practical application in contemporary society and equips students with knowledge and skills appropriate for a range of graduate roles in criminal justice agencies, including the Police Service, the National Probation service and related fields in the voluntary and public sectors.

Crime and its impact are at the forefront of current political and social debate. A degree in Social Policy and Criminal Justice enables you to explore the reality behind the newpaper headlines on crime and examine a topic which is relevant, topical and has real, practical application in contemporary society. You will study a wide range of topics covering the legal and sociological issues of criminology and criminal justice and the associated policy responses. The course equips students with knowledge and skills appropriate for a range of graduate roles in the statutory, voluntary and commercial sector.

Teaching and learning is designed to support digital literacy. Students will acquire the skills necessary to gather evidence and apply theories to a range of social and political issues. Students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas.

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

  • Graduates from this degree course are likely to be attracted to a wide range of careers in the public, statutory and voluntary sectors.
  • There are a range of options in a variety of criminal justice agencies including the police service and the National Probation Service and in related fields such as trading standards, HM Revenues and Customs, UK Border Agency and advocacy posts.
  • Not all graduates wish to work within the criminal justice system, this degree develops knowledge and skills appropriate to a range of careers from the civil service to management and social care.
  • You may go into teaching in Sociology. If you want to become a teacher you will need to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
  • You could also choose to apply for Postgraduate courses in Sociology, Criminology, Social Work, Masters degrees in the Voluntary and Public Sectors.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The combination of Sociology and Criminology and Criminal Justice, provides students with essential theoretical, methodological tools required to describe and analyse aspects of social life.

Graduates will have in-depth knowledge and understanding of crime and its consequences, both theoretical and applied.

Students have the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice through community-based learning programmes at each level of study.

You will be taught by skilled staff who are committed to high qualityteaching and whoare research-active. Our research-led teaching ensures that you will be learning about the latest debates in policy and practice.

 

 A successful graduate from this course is expected to be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  1. Understand the key concepts and theoretical approaches that have developed and are developing in relation to crime, responses to crime and the practices of the criminal justice system.
  2. Undertake research using relevant research methodologies and communicate findings appropriately.
  3. Critically understand social, political and cultural diversity in the context of Social Policy, criminological theories and the criminal justice system.
  4. Apply a critical approach to methods of inquiry and evaluation in Social Policy contexts.
  5. Apply social policy theories to analyse social needs and policy interventions
  6. Have developed knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to graduate employment.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

 Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

 

 

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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