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UCEN Manchester (The Manchester College)

Criminology and Criminal Justice

UCAS Code: C16S

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

This course has been specially designed to focus on criminology as a discipline, with contributions from professional practitioners that operate within the Criminal Justice System.

Exploration of the linkage between the core subjects will provide students with both historical and contemporary knowledge of how criminology and the Criminal Justice System works in practice, along with the professional skills that are required to create operational effectiveness.

Subjects such as criminal law, criminology and psychology along with policing and offender management are among a range of specialist areas that will prepare students to work within the Criminal Justice System, law enforcement, the administration of justice, mental health and intervention programmes.

Criminology it the key focus for all areas of opportunity that students may wish to follow when embarking on their vocational pathway.

The course will combine the academic elements of criminology and criminal law with the development and application of the essential vocational skills necessary to forge a career within this industry sector. The practical application will also be complemented by opportunities for work based learning experience.

Modules

Level 4 -

Criminal Law, Theory and Practice (30 credits)
This unit introduces students to the origins, development and contemporary aspects of the criminal law and how it is applied in practice. It will review the process from investigation to trial and sentence.

Criminology in Practice (30 credits)
This unit introduces students to both classical and contemporary criminological perspectives. It will examine how government thinking has influenced how offenders and victims are responded to within the Criminal Justice System.

Politics, Community, Crime and Justice (30 credits)
This unit will develop an understanding of the relationship between political ideology, criminology, the law and social policy. The unit also explores how this protects/impacts communities within the operation of criminal justice practice.

Professional and Academic Practice (30 credits)
This unit underpins all other units and helps develop essential academic and professional skills in order to achieve success on the course and beyond.

Assessment methods

The course will be delivered via lectures, seminars, tutorial, practical sessions, guest speakers / visits, independent study.

The course encompasses a variety of assessment methods, involving both individual and group assessments.

The range of assessments used within the course includes:

• Reports
• Essays
• Presentations
• Portfolio submissions
• Examinations
• Practical and research based coursework assignments
• Work-based learning
• Demonstrations
• Practical projects

The Uni


Course location:

Openshaw Campus

Department:

Public services (SPS)

TEF rating:

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