Foundation Degree Criminal Justice (Human Rights)

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Description

This programme draws on a range of disciplines to explore, in depth, criminal behaviour from the perspective of the victim, the offender, society and the state.

Description

A career in the criminal justice sector can be satisfying and rewarding, as well as being stimulating and varied. The demand for graduates to enter the sector continues to grow with opportunities across a number of roles.
This course will equip you with the practical skills necessary for employment in the Crown Prosecution Service, the Police Service, probation services, prison service, social work or youth offending agencies.

The course has a significant work-based learning element, in which you will spend time in the just…

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This programme draws on a range of disciplines to explore, in depth, criminal behaviour from the perspective of the victim, the offender, society and the state.

Description

A career in the criminal justice sector can be satisfying and rewarding, as well as being stimulating and varied. The demand for graduates to enter the sector continues to grow with opportunities across a number of roles.
This course will equip you with the practical skills necessary for employment in the Crown Prosecution Service, the Police Service, probation services, prison service, social work or youth offending agencies.

The course has a significant work-based learning element, in which you will spend time in the justice or related sectors during the two years of the full-time programme.

This course is validated by the University of Derby.

How long is the course?

Two years full-time. Normally two days per week.

You will also need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to research and study outside the classroom.

How will I be assessed?

A variety of assessment methods are used. Some modules are assessed through coursework only, others by a combination of coursework, portfolios, assignments, case studies, oral and graphic presentations, collaborative and interdisciplinary team work projects and examinations.

What will I study?

During the course you will study the following modules:
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice
  • Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties
  • Crime and Procedure
  • Applied Criminal Justice
  • Youth, Crime and Justice
  • Introduction to Criminology 1
  • Introduction to Criminology 2
  • Applied Victimology
  • Criminal Justice Law
  • Applied Research in Criminology
  • Criminal Law Principles and Application
  • Sexual Behaviours: Social, Cultural and Legal Responses

Module titles may change.

What does the course lead to?

Students could progress onto a wide range of careers, such as the Crown Prosecution Service, the Police Service, probation services, prison service, social work or youth offending agencies. There is also the option of pursuing a career in the voluntary sector working with either offenders or victims. Those who are interested in joining the police force are encouraged to join the Specials as part of the programme.

Recruitment into some areas may require substantial hands-on experience. Therefore, graduates will be encouraged to continue on a period of voluntary activity after graduation.

What can I go on to study?

Upon successful completion of this programme you can progress to the final third year of the BSc Applied Criminology degree or the Joint Honours programme in Law and Criminology at the University of Derby.

Completed foundation degrees are worth 240 CATS points in line with the UK universities’ credit accumulated transfer scheme.

Entry requirements

Entrants to the programme need to meet one of the following entry qualifications:
  • A minimum of 160 UCAS points; or
  • Experience working in the crime and justice field; or
  • Experience of working in a relevant field

If you have substantial, relevant work experience rather than qualifications, we will take this into consideration at the interview. However, literacy and numeracy at Level 2 are essential requirements.

You will also be required to undertake a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check that you will fund prior to undertaking this course. Certain types of reprimands, cautions or convictions may affect your chances of securing a work placement.

If you have concerns about this, please speak to a member of college staff as soon as possible.

How much does it cost?

Course fees are payable for each year of all university level courses. To identify your course fees and the financial support that may be available to you, please see the HE section of the website or contact a member of the HE team at the college.

How do I apply?

You can apply online or request a paper-based application form by calling the HE Team on 01623 627191 ext 8092 or by sending an email to heteam@wnc.ac.uk

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