Criminology - Foundation Degree (FdA)


Approved by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Start:
September
Location:
University Centre
Level:
4-5
Institution code:
H65
UCAS code:
Y6K5

Course Details

This course has been written to prepare students for the world of work as well as gaining an academic qualification. Relevant career options include: probation officer, police officer, prison officer, within the National Offender Management Service the Crown Prosecution Service, Disclosure and Barring Service or other judicial related occupations.

You will be taught by lecturers qualified in the subject along with guest speakers those with experience in the areas of your chosen career path.

Assessment will be via a combination of assignments including reports, group work, presentations and exams.

You will study a range of core modules:

Year 1:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Doing Social Research
  • Legal System
  • Key Thinkers in Criminology
  • Introduction to Criminal Process and Procedure
  • Crime and Society

Year 2:

  • Critical Thinkers in Criminology
  • Understanding Policing
  • Understanding Interpersonal Violence
  • Research Methods in Criminology
  • Controversial Issues in Prison
  • Youth Justice
For full entry criteria, please see the Programme Specification.
Two years full time, three years part time.
Students who successfully complete this Foundation Degree may choose to complete a further one year of study to gain a full honours degree and will be offered a guaranteed interview for any relevant Honours Top up programme at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, they may wish to apply for a top up year at another higher education institution or progress directly into their chosen career path.

Please call our Careers Advice team on 0151 353 4444 for more information.

Primary contact:
Yvonne Yule
Email: yvonne.yule@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Karen Grant
Email: karen.grant@hughbaird.ac.uk

How much will this course cost me?

Tuition fee loans cover university/college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university/college by Student Finance England, so you don’t need a pot of money up front.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than a certain amount.

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It’s never too late to learn

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 years or above). Even if you don't have the entry requirements, you may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience, so we would consider your application on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

Yes. We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.

If you have any questions, or need help at any stage, call the Retention and Progression Team on 0151 353 4444, or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.

Important terms, conditions and disclaimer information about our courses can be found on our Wider Information Set.