The University of Wolverhampton

FD (Science)Foundation Degree (Arts) Criminology and Criminal Justice at South and City College (Bournville Campus)

Why choose this course?

Criminology and Criminal Justice is the study of how crime is defined, why some people commit crime and what happens when they do. It is also the study of the police, the courts and penal system, as well as the prevention and deterrence of criminal behaviour.

Crime and its impact are at the forefront of current political and social debate.

The Foundation Degree (Arts) in Criminology and Criminal Justice 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.

During your course you will study criminological theories and gain an understanding of the policies and practices within the criminal justice system in England and Wales. 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 policing of society as well as social inequalities and the law.

This course is also suitable if you are currently working in a related profession and want to enhance your existing knowledge and skills.

What happens on the course?

September

Undergraduate Level 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

Core

4CJ005 Legal Issues and Human Rights

20

Core

4CJ002 Criminal Justice

20

Core

4CJ003 Thinking about Crime

20

Core

4SL010 The Media and the Manufacture of Deviance

20

Core

4PO005 Campaigning and Citizenship: Women in Britain and its Empire from 1800 to 1950

20

Core

4CJ006 Victimology

20

Undergraduate Level 5

Semester 1

Semester 2

Core

5LW002 Criminal Law

20

Core

5SL007 Doing Quantitative Research

20

Core

5CJ002 Theories of Crime

20

Core

5CJ003 Police and Society

20

Core

5CJ006 Punishment and Society

20

Core

5CJ009 Victims and Offenders

20

January

Undergraduate Level 4

Semester 2

Semester 1

Core

4CJ002 Criminal Justice

20

Core

4CJ005 Legal Issues and Human Rights

20

Core

4SL010 The Media and the Manufacture of Deviance

20

Core

4CJ003 Thinking about Crime

20

Core

4CJ006 Victimology

20

Core

4PO005 Campaigning and Citizenship: Women in Britain and its Empire from 1800 to 1950

20

Undergraduate Level 5

Semester 2

Semester 1

Core

5SL007 Doing Quantitative Research

20

Core

5LW002 Criminal Law

20

Core

5CJ003 Police and Society

20

Core

5CJ002 Theories of Crime

20

Core

5CJ009 Victims and Offenders

20

Core

5CJ006 Punishment and Society

20

Why Wolverhampton?

This course offers an exciting opportunity to combine the study of criminology with key issues and debates in criminal justice and the multi-agency approach to crime and the changing nature of offences. Our contemporary curriculum is delivered by a range of experts in criminology and policing and you will also have the chance to interact with practitioners drawn from a range of criminal justice agencies, businesses and charitable organisations. There are also opportunities to visit Parliament, local law courts and local prisons.

The college is a very supportive environment with excellent pastoral / tutor support, there are dedicated HE facilities that include dedicated study skills sessions.

What skills will you gain?

Certificate in Higher Education

For the award of Certificate in Higher Education you, the student, will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles associated with criminology and criminal justice.
  • Demonstrate an ability to present and interpret information, in order to develop lines of argument and make sound judgements in accordance with basic theories and concepts in criminology and criminal justice.

Diploma in Higher Education

For the award of Diploma in Higher Education you, the student, will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the well-established principles in criminology and criminal justice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply underlying concepts and principles outside the context in which they were first studied, including, where appropriate, the application of those principles in an employment context.
  • Use a range of established techniques to initiate and undertake analysis of information, and to propose solutions to problems arising from that analysis.
  • Effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms.

Entry requirements

2019 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels grades of CCC
  • BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

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.

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

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £6,165 - *

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.

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

Fees at Partner Colleges are not yet available.

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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