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Criminology with Forensic Investigation 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

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our unique course has been designed so you can study criminology alongside forensic science - a perfect course if you have an enquiring mind.You will immerse yourself in core aspects of criminology to understand how and why crime occurs and how forensic investigation uncovers hidden details of crimes already committed. Based in our Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle, you will develop a critical insight into the criminal justice system and the role of forensic investigation in helping bring offenders to justice. During a mock major incident exercise with serving police and ambulance service professionals, you will develop real-world forensic investigative skills in our crime house. You will learn the latest evidence enhancement techniques in our state-of-the-art laboratories all the while being challenged to tackle tough questions about crime, justice and society as a criminologist. Through developing robust 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. **Why Choose University of Cumbria**Practical learning sessions are fundamental to our course, whether you're learning about social science, psychology or criminological approaches, you'llbe doing it hands-on to apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios.We've got simulation facilities, including a mock crime house and realistic-staged major incidents, so you get a firm grasp of the skills that employers will demand.You'll be within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and you'll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies.- Use the same facilities operated by professionals in the field including the latest crime-lite technologies, evidence enhancement techniques and recovery processes- Work in state-of-the-art specialist laboratories to develop crucial skills for your future within the criminal justice sector- Small class sizes will see you get personal guidance and tutor support- Taught by academic tutors, some who are former or current practising professionals, including crime scene investigators, forensic psychologists and police officers- Our tutors are involved in national and international research projects- Our great links with the Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, the British Psychological Society, Law Society and a number of voluntary and commercial organisations provides you with great placement and job prospects- May be eligible for Associate membership of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences when you graduate- Flexible modules so you carve the course to suit your future career path- Possibility of part-time study to fit in with other commitments or professional responsibilities- Volunteering opportunities to boost your CV and stand you out from the crowdYou'll be able to gain a firm grasp of how the criminal justice system works from the crime scene to court, including how to recover, store and present evidence.So, for a degree to lead you into a career as a police officer, crime scene investigator or in the wider criminal justice system, this is the course for you.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    100th

  • 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

    94th out of 105 20

    28th out of 34 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    109 56%

    67th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    61st

    55
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    105 56%

    27th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    6th

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