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Criminology (with integrated foundation year) BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

You will immerse yourself in all aspects of criminology to understand how and why crime occurs at local, societal and global level. Based at our Fusehill Street Campus in Carlisle, you will develop a critical insight into the work of the criminal justice system in bringing offenders to justice. We will encourage you to sharpen your sense of social justice by exposing you to the realities of crime committed by the powerful and relatively powerless, and the different ways these impact on victims.From the outset, you will be able to satisfy your curiosity about criminology in innovative ways, such as exploring how crime stories are told. Through developing creative criminology research skills, you will be empowered to produce knowledge, not just learn it. Our strong links with criminal justice and community-based organisations and groups in Cumbria will provide you with excellent volunteering opportunities and job prospects. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to work in any aspect of criminology. You may decide to work directly with offenders in a probation, prison or community-based setting, or, focus your career on the needs of victims. You will also be ideally placed for a career in crime policy or postgraduate criminology research..**Why Choose University of Cumbria?**Our course is designed so that you don’t merely learn about criminology theoretically, but through practical sessions can confidently apply your knowledge to real life issues and problems – giving you the edge as a future expert in this fascinating subject area.You’ll have the flexibility to shape your degree with modules that interest you and fit your intended career path, because your employability is important to us.- You’ll be taught by tutors who regularly contribute to national and international research and policy debates, giving you the opportunity to get up-to-date learning and engage with key issues in the study of crime and criminal justice.- You’ll often be taught in small classes, so we get to know you well and guide you in your studies- Volunteering opportunities with organisations connected to the criminal justice system- Student-led Criminology Society with socials, film nights and crime reading group- You'll be taught by academic tutors, some who are former or practicing professionals, in diverse fields including psychology, policing, substance misuse, and law- Our close links with the Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, the British Psychological Society, Law Society and a number of voluntary and commercial organisations provide you with great job prospects- All specialist modules available to you are designed to complement each other. They include applying psychology to the criminal justice system, research in crime and justice, prisons and punishment, and victims of crime.You’ll be studying in Carlisle, within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. So, you’ll never be stuck for something to do when you’re not studying.Employability is woven into our course through practical sessions and up-to-date learning, so you can get a firm grasp of the skills that employers require.So, for a criminology degree which enables you to develop a critical understanding of the multifaceted nature of crime and its impact on society and bolsters your career prospects, look no further.This course is intended for those wishing to work in the wider criminal justice sector and related areas. We provide an initial year of Foundation level study, giving you the right background information to build on during the course. You will be able to explore potential careers through employability-based modules and will be encouraged to become involved in volunt

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 7,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    116 59%

    54th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    6th

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