This course has been specially designed to focus on Criminology as a discipline, with an input from professional practitioners that operate within the Criminal Justice System.
The links between the core subjects will provide students with both historical and contemporary knowledge of how Criminology and the Criminal Justice System works in practice, along with the professional skills that are delivered to create operational effectiveness.
Subjects such as Criminal Law, Criminology, Psychology along with Policing and Prisons are among a range of specialist areas that will prepare students to work within the Criminal Justice System. This will be achieved by using Criminology as a key focus for all areas of opportunity that students may wish to follow when embarking on their vocational pathway.
The course will harness both the academic subjects of Criminology and Law to develop vocational skills that will be consolidated with work based learning experience. The course will also allow students to examine the causes and consequences of crime; research and evaluate theory and practice in criminal justice; undertake work related learning in a related area; partake in a series of visits to relevant organisations; and hear high quality guest speakers.
This in turn will provide the students with the knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to undertake a wide variety of roles within Public, Private and Voluntary Sectors of employment within the field of Criminal Justice.
Applicants should normally possess one of the following:
Applicants should possess two A levels or a BTEC Level 3 in a related area or an access to HE course in a related area.
Minimum UCAS tariff points required: 64.
Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Please state this clearly on your application.
Applicants are welcome with vocational qualifications such as the Certificate / Diploma in Personal Training alongside relevant work experience.
Entry from other courses is also acceptable such as professional qualifications, access to Higher Education, NVQ Level 3 depending on experience and satisfactory interview.
How will I be assessed?
The course will be delivered via lectures, seminars, tutorial, guest speakers / visits, independent study. The course encompasses a variety of assessment methods, involving both individual and group assessments.
The range of assessments used within the course includes, report writing, essays, problem solving scenarios, presentations, portfolio submissions, examinations, research based coursework assignments, work-based learning.
You will be enrolled as an external student with Manchester Metropolitan University
Continuing Your Journey
Students can apply for the top up BA (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice (top-up) Level 6 programme on successful completion of the Foundation Degree.Careers page
This award provides a range of opportunities within diverse disciplines that exist within the criminal justice sector. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree programme, students will have the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to undertake a range of roles within the public, private and voluntary sectors that have specific focus on the law, crime and justice.
Policing, Probation, Prison and Custodial Services along with Youth Offending Services and a range of legal practice roles are clear vocational pathways that will be suitable for graduates from this programme of study.
Fees, Finance & Funding
There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:Fees, finance and funding page
Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.
You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.
Got a question?
Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.Make an enquiry
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