Overview: Working with vulnerable people, victims or offenders is a rewarding career for graduates looking to make a difference. The Foundation Degree in Criminology gives you the opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system from a range of perspectives, from hands-on work to academic study and research.You will learn the theories of crime and deviance and apply them to the policies of government to determine the impact on the individual and society. You will take this a step further by undertaking voluntary work in a criminal justice organisation of your choice to see the impact in the local community. This will help you understand the challenges in this field of work but also develop resilience and self-reflection.
Hull College Group works closely with the wider community holding an annual Community Safety Conference with guest lectures and workshops from organisations such as Victim Support; ReNew; Youth Justice Board; Humberside Police and Hull Domestic Violence Partnership. Graduates from the Foundation Degree are adaptable and capable, working in the Police Service, Probation Service, and third sector organisation.
Entry Requirements: A suitable L5 qualification in a subject specific course, such as a HND or a Foundation Degree. The IELTS Score for all entrants is 6.5
UCAS CODE: L312
Level Four Modules: Foundations of Criminology (20 credits) Personal Professional Development (20 credits) An Introduction to Sociological Inquiry (20 credits) Work-related Learning (20 credits) Understanding the Individual (20 credits) Media Constructions of Crime (20 credits)
Level Five Modules
Crime, Culture and Social Change (20 credits) Social Research Methods (20 credits) Future Impacts and Decision Making (20 credits) Criminal Law (20 credits) Criminal Justice Policy Conflict (20 credits) Principles of Punishment and Rehabilitation (20 credits)
Assessment: Takes on a variety of formats such as poster presentations, written assessments, presentations and case studies.
Validating Partner: This programme is approved by Hull College Group
Contact Hours: The FT programme is eight hours of contact time per week, you are also expected to complete self-directed study on a weekly basis to extend your subject knowledge.
64 UCAS points, IELTS Score: 6.5 Although we use UCAS points as a guide for students coming straight from school or college, for us, what you've achieved in the past isn't nearly as important as what we believe you can achieve in the future and we excel at providing the support that helps students succeed, regardless of their previous academic background
In addition: Applicants are not necessarily expected to have formal qualifications, for example you may have had appropriate work experience.