Criminology and Criminal Justice - Foundation Degree
Course Code: TH1HE158
UCAS Code: M211
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We provide the opportunity for you to study a Foundation Degree which leads to the BA top up in Criminology and Criminal Justice, this fascinating social science explores various disciplines such as psychology, sociology, law, human rights, penology, criminal justice and psychiatry. 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 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. You will be well placed for postgraduate study or to train in a teaching career by completing a PGCE. To enhance your employability skills you will be required to complete a minimum of 50 hours in a professional setting as part of your Work Based Learning module. Additionally there will be various activities such as guest speakers from industries invited to deliver sessions and field trips included to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career.
A minimum of 80 UCAS points or an equivalent qualification. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will be taught by tutors with explicit subject knowledge whom from experiences and research skills can apply theory to practice. All tutors engage into scholarly activity to ensure there is a high quality dialogue of teaching provided. The teaching and learning strategies and methods include: lecture style delivery, whole and small group discussion, individual and groupwork, presentations, seminars, research tasks, case studies, the use of Virtual Learning Environments, on-line reflective logs, tutorials and personal research. Percentage of time in different learning activities, by year for this course: Year 1: 20% time in lectures, 80% time in independent study Year 2: 16% time in lectures, 81% time in independent study, 3% time on placement
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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