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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Public Services and Criminology

UCAS Code: L437

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


A Pass Grade in a relevant Access to Higher Education Course

UCAS Tariff

48

you will require a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points from a full L3 qualification in a relevant subject area. Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry criteria are encouraged to apply

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

This course is designed for students who want to work in the public services sector and for those who have an interest in entering the world of criminology and related public services employment.

It will allow you to understand how society functions and how criminals are conditioned to behave and the role of public services in a changing society. It will also look at how the public services can use this same information to be more effective in the fight against crime. You will finish with a relevant theoretical and practical knowledge that enables you to progress to a relevant final year top-up degree.

Upon successful completion of this course you can top-up to a full Honours Degree by studying at the University of Plymouth, Exeter College, City College Plymouth or Cornwall College. Alternative options are available with other universities. Many of our students have taken up employment in the public services sector including the Police, fire and Ambulance Services, HM Forces, HM Prison Service and outdoor education and activity centres

Modules

Modules studied may include:
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
The Mind of a Criminal
Victims, Victimology and Restorative Justice
Organisational Performance and Change
Ethics in the Balance

Assessment methods

The course is delivered by various types of learning, including lectures, seminars, presentations and practicals.
Assessment will be through assignments or essays, portfolios, practical assessments and presentations

The Uni


Course location:

Taunton Campus

Department:

Sports, Outdoor Education and Public Services

TEF rating:

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