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You’ll study the latest theories and strategies in contemporary criminology, examining current trends such as the rise in cyber crime and extremist terrorism, with a range of modules looking at violence, sexual and child exploitation and victimology.The course is a career enhancing opportunity for anyone wanting to work in policing, the legal profession, or supporting victims and offenders, with practical experience taught alongside research and academic skills. You will be equipped to work with vulnerable children and adults such as those struggling with homelessness, refugees and others.

How is the course assessed?

Assessment based

Additional Information

Open University

Programme Specification

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a relevant Foundation Degree (FD), related HND, Diploma of Higher Education or other suitable completed L5 programme as a requirement to study for this top-up course.

Life experience of non-traditional students will be taken into account when considering applications.
In addition: All applicants will additionally require GCSE English at Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent.

Modules & Units

Dissertation (40 credits) Contemporary Criminological Theory (20 credits) Gender, Ethnicity and Crime (20 credits) Victimisation and Victimology (20 credits) 21st Century Crime: New Threats New Strategies (20 credits)

Start DateDurationDaysTimes  
9 September 20191 Year-- Enquire Apply now
Start Date9 September 2019
Duration1 Year
Action Enquire Apply now