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University of Cumbria

Criminology with Policing & Investigation (with integrated foundation year)

UCAS Code: LM40

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,D-D,D,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:21,P:24

Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP-MMP

Scottish Higher

D,D,D,D-C,C,D,D

UCAS Tariff

56-72
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Criminology

Policing

Crime scene investigation

With an increase in the demand for graduates within statutory criminal justice agencies such as the police, the National Crime Agency, the probation and prison services theres never been a better time to kick-start a career in the wider criminal justice sector.Our unique course has been designed so you can fuse these two elements of crime together learning not just how and why crime is committed, but the policing and investigation of crime.Our foundation year will help you reach the right level for taking the rest of the degree, building a solid foundation of skills from which to expand upon.**Why Choose University of Cumbria**Practical learning sessions are fundamental to our course, whether youre learning about the nature and causes of crime, policing in society, criminal law and evidence, or police investigations, youll be doing it hands-on to apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios.Weve got simulation facilities including a mock crime house and realistic-staged major incidents, so you get a firm grasp of the skills that employers require.- 100% of students say they are satisfied with the course (NSS 2017)- Our close links with the Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, the British Psychological Society, Law Society and a number of voluntary and commercial organisations provides you with great placement and job prospects- Volunteering opportunities, from the Special Constabulary to Youth Offending, to boost your CV and stand you out from the crowd- Taught by academic tutors, some who are former or current practising professionals, including: crime scene investigators, forensic psychologists and police officers- Small class sizes will see you get personal guidance and tutor support- Our tutors are involved in national and international research projects- Flexible modules so you carve the course to suit your future career path- Possibility of part time study to fit in with other commitments or professional responsibilities- We'll help you develop all the academic, research, analytical and problem-solving skills needed for modern investigationsFrom your base in Carlisle, youll be within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other, so youll never be stuck for something to do.So, if youre looking for a modern course that will enable you to grasp the skills employers are looking for, then this course is for you.

Modules

Drawing on theory and research within the fields of sociology, social policy and ethics, this programme offers you the opportunity to explore the nature and causes of crime and the theoretical concepts which underpin policy and operational responses to controlling and responding to crime. The course develops your ability to understand and critically analyse criminological perspectives, criminal justice policy and police responses to crime and disorder. It also develops your knowledge and understanding of the organisational structures and processes which underpin contemporary policing practice within a context of social and political change. Year one introduces core theoretical concepts in criminology, policing and investigation. Building on this foundational knowledge, in years two and three you will undertake modules which develop your critical understanding of a range of issues relating to crime and policing. These include criminal investigation; policing vulnerable populations;

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


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.

Sociology

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
35%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

Law

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Forensic and archaeological sciences

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
39%
2:1 or above
25%
Drop out rate

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.

Sociology

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Protective service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

Law

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.

100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Legal associate professionals
17%
Secretarial and related occupations
6%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

Forensic and archaeological sciences

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.

100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The statistics here primarily reflect the prospects for forensic science graduates - they make up over three quarters of the group. While there are not a lot of jobs available in forensics itself just at the moment, reflected in the overall unemployment rates for forensic science graduates, there are still jobs for graduates from these subjects as they learn useful analysis techniques that some employers can find in short supply. Last year's graduates went into analysis work in labs, technician roles and general research, and for those looking a little wider, business roles and management also employed forensics graduates. Some graduates join the police with this degree and that can be a good source of sponsorship and work experience.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Criminology

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

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£18k

£18k

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.

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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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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