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Subtitle Subject to validation
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 6, Level 5, Level 4
Start Date September
Duration 3 years Full-time 5 years Part-time
Awarding Body The University of Hull
Offering Code HGL6CRI1F000
UCAS Code T950
Programme Design and Overview

The programme has been designed to appeal to students who may wish to undertake careers within the criminal justice system including probation work, youth work, the police service and the prison service. Alternatively students successfully completing the BA (Hons) Criminology and Law programme can progress onto a Level 7 Masters degree externally in a relevant discipline.

The programme offers an academically focused curriculum which develops a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of crime and criminal justice both nationally and internationally.

The programme offers a broad base of subject knowledge covering issues such as penology, offending behaviour, criminal justice and victimology, in line with the subject knowledge and understanding expected of a graduate of criminology. In addition to this the programme offers a number of legal modules including Criminal Law, Immigration and Asylum Law and Criminal Litigation.

Indicative Content

Depending upon the pathway selected modules studied include:

Level 4
• An Introduction to the English Legal System (20 credits)
• An Introduction to Criminological Theory (20 credits)
• Legal Skills (20 credits)
• Crime and Media (20 credits)
• Political Ideology (20 credits)
• Youth Crime (20 credits)
• Public Law (20 credits)

Level 5
• Criminal Law (20 credits)
• Research Skills (20 credits)
• Human Rights Law (20 credits)
• Policing and the Criminal Justice System (20 credits)
• Forensic Psychology (20 credits)
• Understanding Crime and Criminal Justice (20 credits)
• Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (20 credits)

Level 6
• Dissertation (40 credits)
• Globalisation and Crime (20 credits)
• Crime and Punishment (20 credits)
• Immigration and Asylum Law (20 credits)
• Contemporary Imprisonment (20 credits)
• Criminal Litigation (20 credits)

Delivery Methods

You will learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, case studies, simulations/role play, work-based projects, self-directed study and research. Guest speakers and industry visits will enhance your learning and application of this into work-based situations.

You will be expected to undertake 10 hours per week of self-directed study per module. You will also receive 6 hours directed student support where you will receive pastoral and academic guidance and study skills to support dissertation development.

Nature of Assessments on the Programme The programme includes a varied range of academic assessments designed in line with employer consultation, to provide you with key skills and attributes. These include (but are not limited to); reports; essays; group and individual presentations; open book exams; simulations; moots; and dissertation.
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS Points or an Access to HE Qualification. Including GCSE grade A*-C or equivalent in English Language and Maths.

Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via out APL process for accreditation towards this course. All external applicants must complete a satisfactory interview.

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924789283 or email: student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk

Attendance Expectations Full time: 3 years, 2-3 days per week. Part time: 5 years, 1 day per week.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2020/21

Annual Tuition Fee : Full-time £6750.00 per year,  Part-time £TBC

All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Full-Time All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Part-time Home and EU students on their first higher education course who are studying at least 25% of a full time equivalent course can apply for a non-means tested tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Additional Course Costs

We have no formal course costs that form part of the programme. We do however offer optional trips and visits.

The following costs should be used as a guide only.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book.  There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here: www.edeandravenscroft.com/graduation-services.

Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email: hebursaryfund@wakefield.ac.uk

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email: student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk

Further Study Students successfully completing the BA (Hons) Criminology and Law programme can progress onto a Level 7 Masters degree externally in a relevant discipline.
Career Opportunities This programme is designed to offer a route for students into a wide range careers within the criminal justice system including probation work, youth work, the police service and the prison service.
How to Apply

Full-time: Please apply through UCAS at: www.ucas.com or by college university application form.

Part-time: Please complete a part-time HE/Professional application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

Admissions Process

All external students will be invited to interview on receipt of applications. Upon receipt of applications/interviews full time students will receive a decision via UCAS. Part time students will receive a decision in writing. The enrolment and induction process takes place in early September.

For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website: http://www.wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education/he-policies

Group Size In order for the programme to run there is an expectation of having a minimum of 10 students.
Disability Support Information

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at: Additionalsupportenquiries@wakefield.ac.uk

For Further Details

Please contact Amy Richards on 01924 789626 or email A.Richards@Wakefield.ac.uk

Open Events

To see our upcoming Open Events and to sign-up for priority entry, please click here:  https://www.wakefield.ac.uk/college-life/events/

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Information last amended: 06 May 2020 09:19
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