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Public Services and Criminology Foundation Degree

Course Overview

This course is designed for students who want to work in public services and for those who have an interest in entering the world of criminology and related public service employment.

It will allow you to understand how society functions, how criminals are conditioned to behave and the role of public services in a changing society. It will also look at how public services can use this same information to be more effective in the fight against crime. You will finish with relevant theoretical and practical knowledge that enables you to progress to a relevant final year top-up degree.

The modules studied may include:

  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice
  • The Mind of a Criminal
  • Victims, Victimology & Restorative Justice
  • Organisational Performance & Change
  • Ethics in the Balance

Apply for Public Services and Criminology Foundation Degree via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

This course is designed for students who want to work in public services and for those who have an interest in entering the world of criminology and related public service employment.

It will allow you to understand how society functions, how criminals are conditioned to behave and the role of public services in a changing society. It will also look at how public services can use this same information to be more effective in the fight against crime. You will finish with relevant theoretical and practical knowledge that enables you to progress to a relevant final year top-up degree.

The modules studied may include:

  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice
  • The Mind of a Criminal
  • Victims, Victimology & Restorative Justice
  • Organisational Performance & Change
  • Ethics in the Balance

Student Spotlight

Tilly Davin, Public Services and Criminology Foundation Degree

The social and study spaces at UCS are great. I particularly like the Learning Resource Centre. Our teachers are always really helpful and give loads of support with assignments. I’m really interested in the Criminology aspects of my course, and hope to move on to a BA (Hons) top-up after I graduate from UCS.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

The course is delivered using various methods, including lectures, seminars, presentations and practicals. Assessment will be through assignments or essays, portfolios, practical assessments and presentations.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

Upon successful completion of this course you can top-up to a full Honours Degree by studying the BSc (Hons) Top-up Public Services at Exeter College, BSc (Hons) Community & Public Services Management (City College Plymouth), or BSc (Hons) Emergency Sector Management & Interoperability (Cornwall College). Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

Alternative options are available with other universities. Many of our students have taken up employment in the public services sector including the Police, Fire and Ambulance Services, HM Forces, HM Prison Service and outdoor education and activity centres.

Entry Requirements

  • You will require a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area
  • At least four GCSEs at grades 4 and above, including maths and English, or Level 2 equivalent.

Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.

Fees

The course fee is £7800.00* per year of study.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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