Course Code: TH1HE178 UCAS Code: M212 Criminology and Criminal Justice - BA Hons Degree - Topup Duration1 Year Day/s of weekWednesday and Friday Time09:00 - 17:00 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 12 Sep 2022 University Centre 1 Year / £8,335 Apply now 12 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year / £8,750 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary This one-year top-up programme is designed for students who have successfully completed our Foundation Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and who want to augment their existing qualification to an honours degree. Pushing students to extend their theoretical knowledge, this programme challenges students critical thinking and analytical abilities as well as giving them the opportunity to carry out a piece of independent research in the programme's dissertation module. Aimed at giving an additional boost to graduates career prospects, the aim of the programme is to either prepare candidates for postgraduate study or to give them the opportunity to seek employment in more senior roles. Course Detail The course aims to enrich students' existing knowledge acquired on the foundation degree by: extending their understanding of critical criminological theories and concepts. further developing research skills and applying them to the investigation of substantive topics in crime, victimisation and criminal justice. developing an appreciation and understanding of changing forms and patterns of criminality in a globalising world. synthesising and critically evaluating a range of criminological theories, perspectives, concepts, ideas and arguments. Entry Requirements Only applicants that have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, validated by Lancaster University, with Blackpool and The Fylde College are eligible to apply to this course. Qualification Obtained BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice What will I learn? Modules at level 6 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Dissertation TH6MD286 No Contemporary Critical Criminological Theory TH6MD287 No Contemporary Issues in Forensic Psychology TH6MD288 No Philosophical Justifications and Functions Punishment TH6MD289 No Crimes of the Powerful TH6MD290 No Industry Placement and Field Trips All students will be required to undertake a work placement in the area of criminal justice. Work Based learning supports the development of higher level learning, where the learning in College can be applied to a work environment. You are encouraged and supported to find work placements throughout the programme, with the work-based learning assessment embedded in the second year. For the work-based placement, you will create a reflective log of your experience and techniques adopted during your placement, which will in turn be used to generate a final written research report. Historically, students have worked in a range of agencies in the criminal justice field, spending 96 hours placed within relevant organisations. You will create a presentation of your work as part of an academic poster event at the college, with the further possibility of participating and presenting at conference events attended by academic researchers and industry representatives. The work based placement learning activities will allow you to demonstrate your employability skills and attributes, in a professional and supportive environment, and enable you to demonstrate your ability to research and discuss an area of your own particular interest. Learning and Teaching Methods Scheduled Learning Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits. Independent Study Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision. Placement Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 0% 0% 64% Exam 0% 0% 30% Practical 0% 0% 6% Assessment Methods Coursework Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently. Exam Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below. Practical Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 0 0 288 Independent 0 0 912 Placement 0 0 0 Total 0 0 1200 Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Other Costs and Equipment Resources required to study on the programme are largely provided by the College. There are small costs associated with printing of work and posters over the duration of the course. You are encouraged to bring your own lap-top device to lectures, seminars and workshops, but access to computer facilities is provided by the college. A one-day conference trip to a venue in the region, including conference fee and transport, typically costs around £60/student, although this will be partially funded by the college and is also subject to discount rates offered by conference organisers for group visits. As part of the programme, you are strongly recommended to attend external events, aimed at developing your knowledge, understanding and appreciation of course material, develop practical skills and embed theoretical concepts. There will also be the opportunity to attend criminology and criminal justice conferences involving criminal justice practitioners, policy-makers and academic researchers. Costs may be incurred to cover transport, accommodation and food. Travel for local trips is paid for by the college. Though most of the course material is available online, there may be additional costs to consider, such as printing and photocopying of course material, though students will be given a photocopying allowance to cover this. You are encouraged to purchase an introductory textbook in Criminology, in support of your studies. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Programme Specification Programme Spec CRM-2019.pdf Adobe PDF, 231.54 KB Career Options and Progression Our graduates have ultimately progressed onto Level 7 (MA and MSc) programmes or gained employment at a professional level in a range of relevant sector areas. Our recent graduates have progressed onto Masters Degree courses at Lancaster University, University of Central Lancashire and Edge Hill University, in subjects such as Criminology and Criminal Justice, Social Work, Alcohol and Drug Studies, Mental Health, Human Rights, Forensic Psychology, Applied Social Science, Sociology, Gender and Women's Studies, and Politics and Philosophy. Other postgraduate qualifications that our graduates have the option of studying include Law conversion courses, LLM in Law and teaching courses such as PGCEs in primary, secondary or postcompulsory education, including the PGCE programme at Blackpool and The Fylde College. Progression and employability are key to the structure of the programme, as demonstrated by the wide variety of graduate employment gained within criminal justice agencies and related areas. Alumni have taken up positions in teaching and research and a range of formal and informal agencies across public, private and voluntary sectors in the criminal justice field, such as central and local government, The Police Service, The Prison Service, law practices, The Home Office, The National Criminal Intelligence Service and welfare charities. Popular job roles include: Case Review Manager, Court Clerk, Community Worker, Immigration Officer, Fraud Investigator, Human Rights Officer, Paralegal, Police Officer, Prison Officer, Probation Officer, Youth and Community Worker and work in youth justice. Graduates are also prepared for work in a range of social welfare and social care posts, such as Social Worker, Drug Rehabilitation worker, Housing Officer and Victim Support.