School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Criminology and Criminal Justice

FD (Arts) Part-time 4 years, Full-time 2 years

Criminology and Criminal Justice is the study of how crime is defined, why some people commit crime and what happens when they do.

Criminology and Criminal Justice is the study of how crime is defined, why some people commit crime and what happens when they do.

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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award FD (Arts)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (4 years), Full-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location South and City College - Bournville Campus
  • School School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Why choose this course?

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 prevention and deterrence of criminal behaviour.

Crime and its impact are at the forefront of current political and social debate.

 

The Foundation Degree (Arts) in Criminology and Criminal Justice enables you to explore the reality behind the newspaper headlines on crime and examine a topic which is relevant, topical and has real, practical application in contemporary society.

 

During your course you will study criminological theories and gain an understanding of the policies and practices within the criminal justice system in England and Wales. You will study a wide range of topics covering the legal and sociological issues of criminology and criminal justice, including, the operation of the criminal courts through punishment and sentencing policing of society as well as social inequalities and the law.

 

This course is also suitable if you are currently working in a related profession and want to enhance your existing knowledge and skills.

What happens on the course?

September 

Undergraduate Level 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

Core

4CJ005 Legal Issues and Human Rights

20

 

Core

4CJ002 Criminal Justice

20

Core

4CJ003 Thinking about Crime

20

 

Core

4SL010 The Media and the Manufacture of Deviance

20

Core

4PO005 Campaigning and Citizenship: Women in Britain and its Empire from 1800 to 1950

20

 

Core

4CJ006 Victimology

20

 

Undergraduate Level 5

Semester 1

Semester 2

Core

5LW002 Criminal Law

20

 

Core

5SL007 Doing Quantitative Research

20

Core

5CJ002 Theories of Crime

20

 

Core

5CJ003 Police and Society

20

Core

5CJ006 Punishment and Society

20

 

Core

5CJ009 Victims and Offenders

20

January 

Undergraduate Level 4

Semester 2

Semester 1

Core

4CJ002 Criminal Justice

 

20

 

Core

4CJ005 Legal Issues and Human Rights

20

Core

4SL010 The Media and the Manufacture of Deviance

20

 

Core

4CJ003 Thinking about Crime

20

Core

4CJ006 Victimology

20

 

Core

4PO005 Campaigning and Citizenship: Women in Britain and its Empire from 1800 to 1950

20

 

Undergraduate Level 5

Semester 2

Semester 1

Core

5SL007 Doing Quantitative Research

20

 

Core

5LW002 Criminal Law

20

Core

5CJ003 Police and Society

20

 

Core

5CJ002 Theories of Crime

20

Core

5CJ009 Victims and Offenders

20

 

Core

5CJ006 Punishment and Society

20

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course offers an exciting opportunity to combine the study of criminology with key issues and debates in criminal justice and the multi-agency approach to crime and the changing nature of offences.  Our contemporary curriculum is delivered by a range of experts in criminology and policing and you will also have the chance to interact with practitioners drawn from a range of criminal justice agencies, businesses and charitable organisations. There are also opportunities to visit Parliament, local law courts and local prisons.

The college is a very supportive environment with excellent pastoral / tutor support, there are dedicated HE facilities that include dedicated study skills sessions.

 

Certificate in Higher Education

For the award of Certificate in Higher Education you, the student, will be able to:

 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles associated with criminology and criminal justice.
  • Demonstrate an ability to present and interpret information, in order to develop lines of argument and make sound judgements in accordance with basic theories and concepts in criminology and criminal justice.
Diploma in Higher Education

For the award of Diploma in Higher Education you, the student, will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the well-established principles in criminology and criminal justice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply underlying concepts and principles outside the context in which they were first studied, including, where appropriate, the application of those principles in an employment context.
  • Use a range of established techniques to initiate and undertake analysis of information, and to propose solutions to problems arising from that analysis.
  • Effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms.

 

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £6165 per year 2019-20

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

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

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. Successfully short listed applicants may be invited to attend an interview at South and City College (Bournville Campus).

You will also be required to provide satisfactory reference.

 

 

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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