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Middlesex University

Criminology (Youth Justice) with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L4FY

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

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48
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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Criminal justice

Youth crime is a fascinating area of criminology and our degree, taught in one of the oldest university criminology departments in the UK, builds specialist expertise through both theory and practice in youth justice settings.**Why study BA Criminology (Youth Justice) at Middlesex University?**This course provides a thorough grounding in criminology with a special focus on youth crime and youth justice and is ideal for those who are thinking of working with children and young people in trouble. You will cover the core domains of criminology, including different types of crime, theories of crime and the main criminal justice institutions and this course seeks to equip you with the skills and methods you will need to analyse these issues. You will study at the centre of leading criminology research, ensuring you graduate with knowledge of the latest policy and practice developments in criminal and youth justice.There is a strong applied focus to the degree, a concern with the real world problems and with policy and practice. Our criminology department continually produces internationally respected research to investigate models of crime, including youth crime. Alongside a solid grounding in the fundamentals of criminology, you will explore issues of youth crime and youth justice from historical, theoretical, policy and practice perspectives and critically examine the role of 'young offender'. The course combines theory with the study of real-life case studies from within criminal justice settings. We also support you to undertake a placement in the youth justice system where you will gain vital practical and professional experience.**Course highlights**Our links with the Metropolitan and Hertfordshire police enable us to 'fast track' applications into the Special Constabulary: currently the only entry point into the police serviceYou have the option to extend the course by a year in order to spend your third year in a paid work placement relevant to the courseOur excellent links with employers in the criminal justice system have led to prestigious placement opportunities, to build vital professional experience within the youth and criminal justice settingsYou will have the opportunity to participate in field trips to criminal justice settings, including prisons and court visitsOur academics provide a supportive learning environment, helping you to achieve the best possible academic resultsOur close links with key criminal justice agencies such as the police and young offending teams means you take part in real life projects from within the system, which can support and inform your thinkingAs a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Foundation Year: World Literature for Social Sciences and the Law, SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology), Foundation Mathematics, Foundation Project. Year 1: Crime and Control in Social Context (30 Credits) - Compulsory Explaining Crime (30 Credits) - Compulsory Skills and Methods in Criminology and Sociology (30 Credits) - Compulsory Understanding Contemporary Society: Issues and Debates (30 Credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 Credits) - Compulsory Criminology in Late Modernity (30 Credits) - Compulsory Institutions of Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Compulsory Youth Crime and Youth Justice (30 Credits) - Compulsory Year 3: Children as Victims and Offenders (30 Credits) - Compulsory Dissertation (30 Credits) - Compulsory Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Optional Environmental Justice and Green Criminology (30 Credits) - Optional Gangs and Group Offending (30 Credits) - Optional Justice, Punishment and Human Rights (30 Credits) - Optional Violent Crime (30 Credits) - Optional

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Criminology and Sociology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
med
Criminal justice

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social policy

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social policy

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,200
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
Managers and proprietors in other services
9%
Other administrative occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Just over 1,600 students graduated in social policy in 2015, which makes it one of the smaller social studies subjects. This is a popular subject at Masters level — 750 Masters in social policy were awarded last year - and so a lot of the more sought-after jobs in management and research tend to go to social policy graduates with postgraduate degrees. For those who leave university after their first degree, then jobs in social care (especially community and youth work) and education, the police, marketing and human resources and recruitment are popular — along with local government, although there are fewer of those jobs around than in the past. This degree is a bit less reliant on London for jobs than other similar subjects, so if you'd like to work outside the capital, it might be worth considering - although the jobs still tend to be in big cities.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Criminal justice

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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