Criminology & Criminal Justice Foundation Degree

In Blackburn

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Foundation degree

  • Location

    Blackburn

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

This Lancaster University validated foundation degree provides a practical approach to studying the causes of crime and the work of the criminal justice system. The course provides a rich learning experience. It is designed to appeal to people who are employed or are seeking to obtain employment within the many areas of the criminal justice system. The course is one of only three FdA programmes.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Blackburn (Lancashire)
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Feilden Street Blackburn, BB2 1LH

Starts

On request

To take into account

UCAS Applicants must have a tariff of 40pts at A2 (or equivalent) Students over the age of 21 will be subject to an interview with the Course Leader A reasonable level of English language is expected, as adopting a view of the problem of crime, and effectively analysing the workings of the criminal justice system is only possible if a student has the ability to develop lines of argument....

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Course programme


Foundation Degree Criminology & Criminal Justice

Course Overview
This Lancaster University validated foundation degree provides a practical approach to studying the causes of crime and the work of the criminal justice system. The course provides a rich learning experience. It is designed to appeal to people who are employed or are seeking to obtain employment within the many areas of the criminal justice system. The course is one of only three FdA programmes in the entire country to be officially endorsed with a Skillsmark from the organisation Skills for Justice, which is the dedicated Sector Skills Council and Standards Setting Body for the Justice Sector. Therefore you can have confidence in the course's standards. The close involvement of employers in the curriculum and the innovative approach to dealing with theoretical concepts are two key reasons why this course has been selected for such an award.

What will I study?
Criminology is a multi disciplinary subject and therefore psychology, law and sociology as well as criminology itself are all studied at various levels. Our supportive, highly qualified and experienced staff, together with accessible and interactive lecture/seminar formats, all help to ensure you will have a rewarding academic experience. Value added activities are a feature of the course and will include a range of visits, selected guest speakers and opportunities for action research.

All students undertake at least one module on research methods and there is a related IT provision which equips you with key transferable skills. The assessments are challenging and are designed to develop a range of key skills that will enhance your employability in your chosen field.

Our graduates are knowledgeable, confident, socially aware, imaginative and enthusiastic individuals who work well under pressure and they are actively sought after in a wide number of occupations and professions.

Modules can include

Core subjects:

  • Criminal Justice Environment 1
  • Principles of Criminology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Mediation and Advocacy
  • Criminal Law
  • New Approaches to Crime
  • Victimology
  • Research Skills and Personal Development and Reflective Practice
  • Criminal Justice Environment 2
  • Working in the Criminal Justice System
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Information Technology and Crime
  • Work-Based Assessment

Options:

  • Community Policing
  • Youth Offending
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Government and the Criminal Justice System

Course Requirements
  • UCAS Applicants must have a tariff of 40pts at A2 (or equivalent)
  • Students over the age of 21 will be subject to an interview with the Course Leader

A reasonable level of English language is expected, as adopting a view of the problem of crime, and effectively analysing the workings of the criminal justice system is only possible if a student has the ability to develop lines of argument. Other qualifications are not necessarily essential as the course itself will develop the theoretical and practical knowledge that is required to successfully study criminology foundation degree level.

Don't have the grades to get on the course?
Don't worry; Blackburn College provide full and part time top-up courses.

Progression

  • The police service
  • The probation service
  • The prison service
  • Youth justice workers
  • Restorative justice workers
  • Community safety officers
  • Mediation and counselling
  • Victim/Witness support
  • Criminal justice organisations

Progression

Completion of the programme can lead to a one year Honours degree in Criminology

Validated by
Lancaster University

Duration
2 Years (Full time) 4 Years (Part time)

UCAS Code
LM32

Criminology & Criminal Justice Foundation Degree

Price on request