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University of Portsmouth

Counter Fraud and Criminal Justice Studies (Distance Learning)

UCAS Code: Not applicable

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

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About this course


Course option

4.5years

Distance learning (part-time) | 2019

Subject

Criminology

**Overview**

Looking to start or advance your career in fraud detection, investigation or prevention?

Developed in partnership with the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board, Department for Work and Pensions, and NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service, this part-time BSc (Hons) Counter Fraud and Criminal Justice Studies distance learning degree course will expand your knowledge and enhance your skills this area.

With your degree, you'll be more effective in your current role and be set for fraud detection jobs in fields such as law enforcement and community safety.

**What you'll experience**

On this Counter Fraud and Criminal Justice Studies course you'll:

Study fraud detection and prevention while exploring the issues, debates and arguments associated with crime, control and punishment
- Join virtual study days with live seminars, interviews and question and answer sessions

- Be taught by leading academics from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies

- Work at your own pace, in your own time and in your own location, with interactive online learning materials

- Network and share experiences with other students from organisations including the Department for Work and Pensions, the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service, HM Customs and Excise, the Inland Revenue and the Child Support Agency

- Have optional opportunities to attend the University

- Get the same support and similar benefits to students based on campus

- Tailor your studies, by choosing modules that match your interests and career ambitions

- Have the chance to complete the course more quickly if you have relevant prior work experience or learning (such as a Foundation degree)

- Get a Certificate of Higher Education after 18 months and a Diploma of Higher Education after 36 months, even if you don't complete the full course

- If you have a ACFO, ACFS or ACFM award when you start the course, you can graduate from this course as a Certified Counter Fraud Specialist (CCFS).

**Careers and opportunities**

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you prepare for a promotion or find a job that puts your skills to work in the field.

What can you do with a Counter Fraud and Criminal Justice Studies (Distance Learning) degree?

You’ll be ready to take on roles in areas such as:

- counter fraud (public and private sector)

- law enforcement (such as customs and excise)

- crime prevention

- community safety

You could also continue your studies by doing a Master's or research degree.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

"My experience has been wonderful. The support from the teaching and admin staff have been of a high standard which only confirmed the high reputation of the university in the area of criminal justice education." Kolawole Ajose, BSc Hons Counter Fraud and Criminal Justice Studies student

Assessment methods

This is a part-time course delivered by supported distance learning. You will receive high-quality course materials through our online learning environment, which will also enable you to communicate with your tutors and other students on the course, as well as discuss and present your work. Induction material received at the beginning of the course will introduce you our online learning environment and the distance learning facilities offered by the University Library.

You will be invited to two annual events in Portsmouth: a two-day induction each September and a study conference each January. These allow you to meet staff and other students, as well as sample more traditional forms of learning, such as lectures and tutorials.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£3,080
per year
England
£3,080
per year
EU
£3,080
per year
International
£3,080
per year
Northern Ireland
£3,080
per year
Scotland
£3,080
per year
Wales
£3,080
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

86%
high
Criminology

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

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

87%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
78%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
13%
Protective service occupations
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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.

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.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

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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