Criminology is the scientific study of the nature, extent, management, causes, control, consequences, and prevention of criminal behaviour, both on individual and social levels. Criminology is an interdisciplinary field in both the behavioural and social sciences, drawing especially upon the research of Sociologists, Psychologists and Philosophers. This is an exciting course which allows students to gain a wealth of new knowledge linked to the criminal justice system and theories and concepts relating to the cause of crime. Students will have the opportunity to acquire both practical and academic skills through applied learning such as crime scene analysis. There is also practical input from visiting practitioners in the criminal justice sector.

Units studied over the two years are:
Unit 1: Changing awareness of crime
Unit 2: Criminological theories
Unit 3: Crime scene to courtroom
Unit 4: Crime and punishment

The course will equip students with a range of transferable skills such as research, independent working, time management and problem solving. Students will also develop their skills of analysis, evaluation and application of knowledge.


Qualification: WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Criminology

Entry requirements: Blue pathway

Assessment: Four units over two years.
• Units 1 and 3 are assessed through controlled assessment, internally assessed and externally moderated.
• Units 2 and 4 are assessed through external exams.

Progression Route: University, apprenticeship or employment in a range of areas including criminology, the social sciences and law.

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Related courses:

Sociology          Psychology          Applied Science


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