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Criminology and Law With Foundation Year

Bucks New University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
High Wycombe

Program description

Criminology and Law With Foundation Year

The BA (Hons) Criminology and Law degree offers a criminal justice route, equipping you with relevant skills across two core related disciplines.

On this Program, you will gain a solid grounding in criminological research methods and practice as well as current legal knowledge. You will also develop valuable legal skills, including analytic and logical reasoning in addition to academic studies and transferable skills.

We will help you develop the multidisciplinary skills, knowledge and experience that makes you versatile and relevant for the competitive job market. You will be equipped with the knowledge required to work in criminal justice and socio-legal services, where general knowledge of the law is valuable. You will also gain the grounding required to work in the public sector; including areas such as: social and youth work; refugee and victim support; community development, advice work, and housing management. You will also be prepared to work in prison law.

Our team of tutors includes qualified lawyers and social scientists, combining backgrounds as academics and as practitioners, so they add depth and breadth to your experience of criminology and law.

With smaller, more intimate class sizes, our staff are committed to nurturing your development, helping you graduate with the skills and capabilities for a successful and fulfilling career.

Admission requirements

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For more information about admission requirements, Please visit the university website.

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Program content

Foundation Year Modules

  • Ways of Knowing about the Social World
  • Preparing for Success, Knowledge and Creativity
  • Preparing for Success: Self Development and Responsibility
  • Inquiry Based Learning

Year 1 Modules

  • Police Crime and Media
  • Criminal Justice Process
  • Introduction to Criminology: The History of Punishment
  • Introduction to Criminology: The Concept of Crime
  • Criminal Law
  • English Legal Systems
  • EU Constitutional and Procedural Law

Year 2 Modules

  • Quantitative Research Methods for Social Scientists
  • Issues in Criminology: Discrimination
  • Contemporary Criminology
  • Law of Tort
  • Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity (optional)
  • Media Law 1 (optional)
  • Family Law (optional)
  • Law - Criminal Justice (optional)
  • Gender, Sexuality and Society (optional)
  • Race Ethnicity and Migration (optional)
  • Employability and Volunteering (optional)
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Social Scientists

Year 3 Modules

  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Dissertation
  • Media Law 2
  • Cybercrime (optional)
  • Radicalization and Terrorism (optional)
  • Disability and Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System (optional)
  • Comparative Criminal Justice (optional)
  • Law of Evidence (optional)
  • Intellectual Property (optional)
  • Environmental Law (optional)
  • Victimology (optional)
  • Interpersonal Violence (optional)

Tuition fees

Academic Year 2020-2021 Full-time Fees

  • Home and EU: £9,250 per year
  • International: £12,500 per year

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About this institute

Bucks New University

“Shortlisted in the International category of WhatUni Students’ Choice Awards 2019’’     With a rich 125-year history, Bucks New University offers high quality, employment-focused degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas, from pilot training to business, and nursing...

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Contact info

Bucks New University

Queen Alexandra Road
HP11 2JZ High Wycombe Buckinghamshire
United Kingdom

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