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Criminology and Criminal Justice, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Birmingham, United Kingdom
The Foundation Degree (Arts) in Criminology and Criminal Justice at University of Wolverhampton 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.
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Overview

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.

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.

Why University of Wolverhampton?

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Social Policy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Issues and Human Rights
  • The Media and the Manufacture of Deviance
  • Thinking About Crime
  • Victimology
  • Criminal Law
  • Doing Quantitative Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    6165 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6165 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Home/EU

  • Part-time - £3083 per year

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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