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The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Criminology and Criminal Justice and Social Policy

Why choose this course?

Crime and its impact are at the forefront of current political and social debate. A degree in Criminology 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.

What happens on the course?

Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on July 2016).

Semester 1 Starters:

Semester 1 level 4

Semester 2 level 4

C

4CJ003

Thinking about Crime

20

C

4CJ002

Criminal Justice

20

C

4SA007

Introduction to Social Policy

20

C

4SA008

Contemporary Social Policy

20

Students must choose one of these modules

Students must choose one of these modules

O

4GK006

Success in HE

20

O

4GK006

Success in HE

20

O

4PO005

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

20

O

4SL011

Volunteering in the Community

20

O

4CJ005

Legal Issues in Human Rights

20

O

4SL010

The Media and the Manufacture of Deviance

20

O

4WL002

Basic Language

20

O

4WL002

Basic Language

20

O

4WL003

Elementary Language

20

O

4WL003

Elementary Language

20

Semester 1 level 5

Semester 2 level 5

C

5CJ002

Theories of Crime

20

C

5SL007

Doing Quantitative Research

20

C

5SA014

Families Children and the State

20

C

5SA009

Communities in Social Policy

20

Students must choose one of these modules

Students must choose one of these modules

O

5CJ006

Punishment and Society

20

O

5CJ003

Police and Society

20

O

5P0006

Contemporary Britain

20

O

5CJ009

Victims and Offenders

20

O

5SA007

Paying for Welfare

20

O

5SL008

Volunteering in Action

20

O

5SL001

Racism, Diversity and Difference in the British Context

20

O

5WL001

Basic Language

20

O

5WL001

Basic Language

20

O

5WL002

Elementary Language

20

O

5WL002

Elementary Language

20

O

O

5SA013

Social Science Placement

40

O

5LW022

Supervised Work Experience

40

Semester 1 level 6

Semester 2 level 6

C

6CJ006

Controlling Crime

20

C

6CJ005

Contemporary Issues In Criminology

20

C

6SA003

Approaches to Poverty and Social Exclusion

20

C

6SA001

Participation and Policy

20

6SA008

or

Social Policy of Work and Labour Markets

20

O

6CJ007

Criminology and Criminal Justice Project

20

O

6CJ007

Criminology and Criminal Justice Project

20

O

6SA004

or

Independent Study Project Social Policy

20

O

6SA004

or

Independent Study Project Social Policy

20

O

6SL004

or

Community Link in Sociology

20

O

6SL004

or

Community Link in Sociology

20

O

6CJ011

Serious and Organised Crime

20

O

6CJ002

Prisons and Prisoners

20

O

6SA005

Policy-Making in Britain

20

O

6WL001

Intermediate/ Advanced Language

20

O

6WL001

Intermediate/Advanced Language

20

O

Why Wolverhampton?

Practical Experience: An opportunity at each level of the course to undertake a placement module which will provide invaluable practical experience.

Pastoral support: We pride ourselves in our supportive culture with a large team of academic and student support staff to provide excellent pastoral care and support together with a welcoming academic environment in which to undertake your degree.

Research-led: Our research-led teaching ensures that you will be learning about the very latest debates in policy and practice.

What our students think

Career path

Criminology, Criminal Justice and Social Policy graduates are attracted to a wide range of careers, mostly in the public and not-for-profit/non-governmental agency sector. Recent graduates are working in a variety of Criminal Justice Agencies including the police service and the National Probation Service, others are employed in related fields such as trading standards, HM Revenue and Customs, UK Border Agency and social work. For those wishing to pursue careers outside the criminal justice system this integrated degree develops skills which are appropriate to a range of careers from the civil service to various management roles. All courses provide the academic background and scholarship necessary for postgraduate study at both Master's and Doctoral level.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course, you, will be able to:

  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. The ability to undertake research using relevant research methodologies and communicate findings appropriately.
  3. Critical awareness of 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.

Entry requirements

2017 Entry

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 seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

You will also be required to provide satisfactory reference.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,475
Part time # £2,835
2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 £11,250
Part time # £2,780

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

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321150

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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