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South Essex University Centre

BSc (Hons) Criminology & Forensic Investigation

UCAS Code: LF64

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:30

30 credits at merit or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills Maths GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills

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64
78%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2019

This course is underpinned by the four key distinct disciplinary strands of Forensic Investigation, Criminology, Criminal Justice and Work Related Skills/Experience. These four strands enable students to analyse contemporary issues from a range of multidisciplinary perspectives, providing essential transferable skills for employment. In addition, the course provides students with a well-rounded knowledge base, application and experience of work-related skills for progression onto higher level educational courses or to relevant industry employment.

The course operates on a modular basis, all of which are compulsory. You will take 120 credits each year. In Year 1 you will take 3 modules weighted at 20 credits and two modules weighted at 30 credits. In Year 2, you will take 6 modules weighted at 20 credits each. In Year 3, the Dissertation is weighted at 40 credits, and you will take two modules at 30 credits and one at 20 credits.

Modules

Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4)

Semesters 1 and 2
CF101 Introduction to Criminology
CF103 Introduction to Policing
CF104 Introduction to Forensic Science

Semester 1 only
CF105 Academic Skills and Applied Practice

Semester 2 only
CF102 Crime Scene Investigation

Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5)

Semesters 1 and 2
CF201 Criminological Research Methods
CF202 Criminal Investigation and the Justice System

Semester 1 only
CF203 Cybercrime and Society
CF205 Role of an Expert Witness

Semester 2 only
CF204 Serious Offenders and Imprisonment
CF206 Forensic Taphonomy and Entomology

Year 3 for full-time students (Level 6)

Semesters 1 and 2
CF301 Dissertation
CF302 Professional Development
CF303 Terrorism, Security and Political Violence
CF304 Critical Incidents in Fatality Management

Assessment methods

There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and the final year dissertation. The grades from formal assessments count towards your final module mark.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework:

Year 1
25 per cent coursework 1 per cent written exams 8 per cent practical exams

Year 2
83 per cent coursework 17 per cent written exams

Year 3
100 per cent coursework

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,000
per year
England
£8,000
per year
EU
£8,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Southend

Department:

Faculty of Higher Education

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