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Croydon University Centre

BA (Hons) Criminology, Psychology & Social Justice

UCAS Code: 2H60

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D

GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in English GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience, passing the course entrance assessment (if deemed necessary by the course tutor) and successful interview. International applicants must satisfy the minimum English requirements as published on the College website and updated periodically (currently IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with minimum 5.5 in each of the four components).

Access to HE Diploma

M:30,P:15

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

MMP

GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in English GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience, passing the course entrance assessment (if deemed necessary by the course tutor) and successful interview. International applicants must satisfy the minimum English requirements as published on the College website and updated periodically (currently IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with minimum 5.5 in each of the four components).

UCAS Tariff

80

GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in English GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience, passing the course entrance assessment (if deemed necessary by the course tutor) and successful interview. International applicants must satisfy the minimum English requirements as published on the College website and updated periodically (currently IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with minimum 5.5 in each of the four components).

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Criminology

Sociology

This is a multi-disciplinary programme, which offers an exciting array of modules and provides opportunities for critical engagement with contemporary debates around inequality, crime, justice, psychology, mental health, regulation, and social control. We aim not only to give you a solid understanding of the key theories, concepts and methods in the fields of criminology, psychology and social justice, but also encourage you to become critical and active thinkers in the world more broadly.

You will develop a critical understanding of how the criminal justice system operates and engage in lively debates as well as conduct theoretical analysis.

Students registered on the programme will gain free student membership to the British Society of Criminology giving you access to regular e-bulletins, conferences and information on criminological events and news.

Careers and further study:

This programme will develop your skills and equip you to work autonomously for a successful career in sectors including the criminal justice system, public services, social welfare, social justice, and within the human rights sector.

Graduates will be well equipped to progress into postgraduate study upon completion of this degree course. Students have the option of progression to the University of Roehampton’s MA Criminology and Criminal Justice programme after completion (subject to entry criteria).

Modules

The course is designed to have a modular framework. Allied to essential theoretical studies in Psychology, Sociology, Criminology and Social Justice are modules in Professional Practice which will enable a real understanding of the requirements of a well skilled contemporary work force for whom this course is ideally suited.

Assessment methods

UCC cultivates a scholarly approach early on in the programme by adopting an assessment for learning strategy, where assignments are designed to encourage independent research, peer collaboration, simulations of knowledge production and cognitive elaboration.

The aim of assessment is to promote a culture of knowledge-exchange through the duration of the programme. Therefore, assessment your progress will be varied and via a combination of course work including essays, case studies, seminar presentations, group and individual oral presentations, poster presentations, examination, dissertation, and reflective reviews of placement opportunities.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£6,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Croydon University Centre

Department:

Business and Law

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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.

77%
low
Criminology
77%
low
Sociology

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sociology

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

62%
Library resources
58%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

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