BA (Hons) Criminology with Foundation Year
Our BA (Hons) Criminology with Foundation Year is a four-year degree. The course is aimed at students who are seeking employment in either the criminal justice sector or associated fields. The course is designed by practising criminologists. It has a high level of face-to-face tuition, with a teaching team which includes practising criminologists in some centres. Students will develop an understanding of key criminology concepts and theories, looking at areas such as cybercrime, migration, terrorism, trafficking, mass incarceration and, drugs and the role they play in the Criminal Justice system. Different perspectives of criminology will be explored including feminism, race and cultural approaches. The first year is a Foundation Year, which students study alongside our LLB (Law) students and is taught by our law tutors. This year focuses on developing the key skills required to undertake degree level study. The subsequent three years then follow our full-time BA (Hons) Criminology course.
Applicants who possess 48 UCAS Points from a maximum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications, plus GCSE English Language at Grade C/4, will receive an offer following a successful interview with an academic as part of the admissions process which will take place either face-to-face or via phone/skype. A non-standard application route is also available. Any applicant with no or limited formal qualifications will be invited in-centre to complete an in-house literacy test (for those without GCSE English Language at grade C/4), as well as a formal face-to-face interview. They will also need to provide 2 years of appropriate work experience evidenced in a full CV and one reference. Students under the age of 18, but no younger than 17, are able to apply for our Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester campuses only.
International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
Careers in the criminal justice system, policing, probation service, customs, immigration, social researcher, housing sector and the NGO and charity sector.