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University of South Wales

Criminology and Criminal Justice (Including Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: M90F

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

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Pass Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits all Passes. The remaining 15 credits will be level 2 or ungraded. Combinations of credits amounting to the same tariff points are acceptable – if you have any questions please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.”

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

PPP

Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

UCAS Tariff

32

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100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Criminology

The BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice is also available as a four year course including an integrated foundation year, and is designed for students who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry onto the degree.You will start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge before continuing onto the three year degree programme.If youre interested in studying crime, criminality, victimisation and the criminal justice system, the BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice is for you. You will develop a critical awareness of theory and practice in criminology, and understand the social context of crime and how it is managed. You will also learn how agencies operate within the criminal justice system.We have strong links with criminal justice agencies and offer modules that reflect the current nature of this subject, often inviting guest speakers to talk to you about their work. As well as volunteering opportunities, you can complete a work placement module, which could help you secure employment when you graduate.

Modules

During the Foundation Year (Social Sciences) you will study the following compulsory modules:
•Study Skills
•Investigative Project
•Psychology
•Sociology

You will also study two modules from the following options:
•Statistics/Further Mathematics
•Advanced IT
•Social Policy
•Childhood Studies
•Principles of Youth and Community Work
•Business Administration
•Economics

Course and module overview:

Compulsory Modules

Study Skills
The module will provide the learner with opportunities to explore their examination and revision techniques and overall planning along with furthering their written and discussion skills. Skills addressed would include note taking, essay writing, discussions, referencing, planning assignments and revising for examinations, whilst also recognising different approaches to studying.

Investigative Project
To enable the learner to become competent researching, planning and writing an independent interdisciplinary project. The learner will develop oral presentation skills and deliver and evaluate an oral presentation.

Sociology
You will learn to understand the focus of the sociological approach, particularly the importance of learned behaviour. At the heart of this module are investigations into the primary patterns of inequality, class, gender & ethnicity as well as the sociology of crime and deviance. Throughout the module, the importance of institutions such as the family, the state and the mass media in determining the structure and function of society as well as their influence on the way we think and behave.

Psychology
Psychology is the study of behaviour and this module will investigate the development of behaviour throughout the life span, from birth right up to older adulthood. Through a variety of real life case studies and your own piece of psychological research, you will examine what happens when things work out positively (attachment and bonds, pro social behaviour), and also what can happen when things don’t work out as expected (mental health issues, anti-social behaviour).

Optional Modules

Statistics / Further Maths
You will study a number of topics during this module including Introductory Statistics, Algebraic Techniques and Introductory Calculus.

Social Policy
This module provides an evaluation of welfare provision in the UK. It plots the origins and development of the public sector and the welfare state, as well as welfare provision in the voluntary sector. Subjects covered include, social security, community care, housing, homelessness, health and education. This module will analyse dominant political perspectives in the UK towards welfare spending as well as community based responses to welfare needs.

Childhood Studies
This module examines the concepts associated with the wellbeing of children and families. Topics include attachment, resilience, play, learning and safeguarding theory.

Principles of Youth and Community
The Youth and Community Work module teaches reflective practice, communication and planning skills appropriate for work with young people and families. Informal education theory and concepts of anti-discriminatory practice underpin the module; students learning about adolescent development, empowerment, and community development principles.

Business Administration
The module is designed to provide an understanding of the Business world, the function and structure of different organisations, and their relationship with their employees as they strive to gain competitive advantage over their rivals.

Economics
You will develop a broad understanding of the key features of the capitalist economic system, the role of governments in their attempts to influence the outcomes of the macro economy and address issues of inequality and the wealth gap.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Pontypridd

Department:

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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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.

76%
low
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

81%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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

Criminology

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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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