You will study a wide range of topics covering both legal and sociological issues of criminology and criminal justice including the social process of crime, the policing of society, social inequalities and the law, punishment and sentencing and the operation of the criminal courts.
The course has real practical application in contemporary society and equips students with knowledge and skills appropriate for a range of graduate roles in criminal justice agencies, including the Police Service, the National Probation service and related fields in the voluntary and public sectors.
Crime and its impact are at the forefront of current political and social debate. A degree in Social Policy and Criminal Justice enables you to explore the reality behind the newpaper headlines on crime and examine a topic which is relevant, topical and has real, practical application in contemporary society. You will study a wide range of topics covering the legal and sociological issues of criminology and criminal justice and the associated policy responses. The course equips students with knowledge and skills appropriate for a range of graduate roles in the statutory, voluntary and commercial sector.
Teaching and learning is designed to support digital literacy. Students will acquire the skills necessary to gather evidence and apply theories to a range of social and political issues. Students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas.
The foundation year of this BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Sociology with Foundation Year (Hons) at University of Wolverhampton 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.
- Graduates from this degree course are likely to be attracted to a wide range of careers in the public, statutory and voluntary sectors.
- There are a range of options in a variety of criminal justice agencies including the police service and the National Probation Service and in related fields such as trading standards, HM Revenues and Customs, UK Border Agency and advocacy posts.
- Not all graduates wish to work within the criminal justice system, this degree develops knowledge and skills appropriate to a range of careers from the civil service to management and social care.
- You may go into teaching in Sociology. If you want to become a teacher you will need to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
- You could also choose to apply for Postgraduate courses in Sociology, Criminology, Social Work, Masters degrees in the Voluntary and Public Sectors.
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A successful graduate from this course is expected to be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- 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.
- Undertake research using relevant research methodologies and communicate findings appropriately.
- Critically understand social, political and cultural diversity in the context of Social Policy, criminological theories and the criminal justice system.
- Apply a critical approach to methods of inquiry and evaluation in Social Policy contexts.
- Apply social policy theories to analyse social needs and policy interventions
- Have developed knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to graduate employment.
- 48 months
- 96 months
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DisciplinesSociology Criminal Law Criminology View 380 other Masters in Criminal Law in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Levels - grades DD
- BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
- Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
International12950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12950 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
Home - Part-time - £3100 per year
International - Part-time - £6475 per year
Living costs for Wolverhampton
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