The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Criminology and Criminal Justice and Law with Foundation Year

Why choose this course?

Crime and its impact, are at the forefront of current political and social debate. A degree in criminology and criminal justice with law 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. You will also cover a number of key law subject areas which link to the criminology side of your course.

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 and policing of society as well as social inequalities and the law. You will cover a range of law areas which are of specific relevance to this field of study.

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1 (Foundation)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3GK005 Critical Thinking (20 Credits)

3GK007 Wolverhampton and its People (20 Credits)

3GK004 The World at Work: Careers and Personal Development (20 Credits)

3GK006 Extended Project (20 Credits)

3GK008 Culture and Nationality in Conflict (20 Credits)

Year 2

4CJ005 Legal Issues and Human Rights (20 Credits)

4LW017 English Legal System (20 Credits)

4LW011 Constitutional Law (20 Credits)

4LW005 Law of Torts (20 Credits)

4CJ002 Criminal Justice (20 Credits)

4SL010 The Media and the Manufacture of Deviance or 4SL011 Volunteering in the Community or 4SA008 Contemporary Social Policy (20 Credits)

Year 3

5LW002 Criminal Law (20 Credits)

5CJ002 Theories of Crime (20 Credits)

5CJ006 Punishment and Society or 5PO006 Contemporary Britain or 5LW008 Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and Skills or 5WL001 Basic Language or 5WL002 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

5SL007 Doing Quantitative Research (20 Credits)

5PH001 Law, Morality and Society or 5CJ009 Victims and Offenders or 5SL008 Volunteering in Action or 5SA009 Communities in Social Policy or 5WL001 Basic Language or 5WL002 Elementary Language or 5LW016 Housing and Welfare Law (20 Credits)

5LW004 Advanced Criminal Law (20 Credits)

Year 4

6CJ006 Controlling Crime (20 Credits)

6LW005 Employment Law or 6LW004 Law of the European Union (20 Credits)

6LW002 Research Methods and Project or 6LW011 Business and Community Link in Law or 6CJ004 Counter-Terrorism: Law, Policy and Practice or 6CJ011 Serious and Organised Crime or 6SA005 Policy-Making in Britain or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6CJ007 Criminology and Criminal Justice Project (20 Credits)

6CJ005 Contemporary Issues in Criminology (20 Credits)

6CJ007 Criminology and Criminal Justice Project or 6LW002 Research Methods and Project or 6LW011 Business and Community Link in Law or 6LW043 Nationality, Immigration and Asylum or 6CJ002 Prisons and Prisoners or 6SA001 Participation and Policy or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language (20 Credits)

6LW034 Internet Law or 6LW042 Law of Criminal Evidence (20 Credits)

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.

Career path

Recent graduates in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Law are working in a variety of roles including Criminal Justice Agencies, the Police and the National Probation Service, others are employed in related fields such as trading standards, HM Revenues and Customs, the UK Border Agency and social work.

This integrated degree develops skills which are appropriate to a range of careers from the Civil Service to various management roles.

All our courses provide the academic background and scholarship necessary for postgraduate study at both Master's and Doctoral level.

You could also continue your study of law and undertake the LLM Common Professional Examination at Wolverhampton; to enable you to proceed to the Legal Practice Course or to the Bar Professional Training Course. Provided that you have taken the relevant foundation subjects as part of this course you May be eligible for exemption from part of the Common Professional Examination. For further details on exemption see www.sra.org

What skills will you gain?

On succesful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Have knowledge of the fundamental concepts, principles, theories and procedures of law and criminology and an understanding of how they operate.
  2. Apply knowledge to problem situations and demonstrate the ability to provide solutions to unresolved debates demonstrated over a wide number of legal and criminal justice issues.
  3. Act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance in areas which you have studied and will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of ICT and engage with blended and technology supported learning.
  4. 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.
  5. Have a critical awareness of social political and cultural diversity in the context of criminological theories and the criminal justice system.
  6. Identify and use primary legal sources and journals relevant to topics under study.

Entry requirements

2019 Entry

  • DD from A level
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade MP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

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 see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

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

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £12,000
Part time # £2,975

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 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

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

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