BA (Hons) Criminology with Foundation Year
The course is a 4 year BA in Criminology including a Foundation Year. The course is aimed at students who may be critical of current criminal justice policies and who are seeking employment in either the criminal justice sector or associated fields.
|Full-time Duration:||4 years|
|Starting in:||September 2023|
UK – £9,250 per annum / International – £16,700 per annum (London), £15,900 (non-London)
Fees are locked for future study years i.e. the student will pay the same price each year.
|Location:||Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Nottingham|
This course benefits from both a theoretical basis as well as a vocational and applied nature. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition delivered by practicing criminologists who are currently active in this field of study. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of criminological theorising and will be able to apply this to current socio-economic policies and conditions.
In order to achieve this, students will develop a critical understanding of the law in relation to current issues such as migration, terrorism, trafficking, drugs and mass incarceration. Criminology will be considered from a variety of different perspectives including feminist, critical, cultural, and race.
This course will be delivered over a 4 year period, with students undertaking 6 modules per year across 2 semesters. The degree programme is designed so that the Foundation Year provides an underpinning year, incorporating both academic and legal/professional related learning for applicants needing to improve their knowledge and understanding along with the necessary skills needed to participate in the undergraduate programmes at levels 4, 5 and 6.
Students will be taught using a variety of digital media and resources. The final year will include a dissertation or research project and a research methods module. Students will have practical issues raised and develop relevant skills of analysis, research, problem-solving, and communication skills so as to resolve those issues but also the relevant skills to be able to communicate them.
“I prefer online learning because I can fit it around my various jobs, busy social life, and I can work from wherever I am. I spend time abroad during the year, so the online option is ideal.”
Vanesa Serafini // ULaw online LLM (Conflict Resolution) student
Applicants are required to possess 48 UCAS Points from a maximum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications, plus GCSE English Language at Grade C/4.
Students who will be under the age of 18 but no younger than 17 at the commencement of the course are permitted.
A non-standard application route is also available.
Please note this route is only available for applicants who do not require a Student Route Visa to study with the University:
Applicants who do not possess 48 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A Levels or equivalent but can demonstrate a minimum of 2 years professional work experience evidencing management of people and/or processes and provide a professional reference will be considered. All applicants must successfully pass a formal interview. Any applicant without GCSE English language at grade C/4 will be invited to complete The University of Law English Test (ULET).