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This course is designed to develop students understanding of criminological theories of offending and the extent of crime along with the application of criminological principles to criminal justice agencies. Specifically, the programme aims to develop students understanding of the psychology of various types of offending behaviour, providing an opportunity for students to discover how psychological research informs practice within a range of criminal justice agencies.
You will study the following units:
Criminology Past and Present (campus based only)
Criminology (DL only)
Psychology and Offending Behaviour
Investigation and Psychology
Research Methods and Research Management
Teaching and assessment
Assessment is based upon a range of written assignments including essays, case studies, a literature review and research proposal focused on your chosen project, and finally a 15,000-word dissertation. For each assignment full academic support is provided by an academic subject expert and you will be provided with an academic supervisor once you have identified the subject area of your dissertation.
Given the broad range of issues considered and the skills acquired throughout the degree programme, our students graduate with a portfolio of knowledge and abilities that supports a diverse range of career development opportunities in this field. Most of our students are in full-time employment in areas such as the police, probation, the law and youth programmes to name a few. Their career prospects involve transfers to other units or advancing to more senior levels of management. Other students find the degree to enhance their applications when searching for work opportunities in this field.
A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, applicants with strong relevant criminal justice experience will be considered.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 or equivalent. Campus-based applicants require a minimum score of 6.5 in all individual components. Distance learning applicants require a minimum score of 6.0 in Reading and Writing components.
|CAE score:||75(Grade B)|
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
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