Criminology and Criminal Justice - BA Hons Degree - Topup
Course Code: TH1HE159
UCAS Code: M212
The BA (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a top up year which students will study after successfully progressing from the Foundation Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. At this stage in your academic studies you should have explicit understanding of the etymology of criminology and be able to with critical analysis, evaluation and reflection demonstrate your understanding of a broad based programme of study which explores the phenomenon of both social and personal aspects of crime. It will provide you with the most contentious issues in contemporary society. Criminology in its own right is a wide spread degree which will emphasis on a broad range of issues relating to crime. Most people associate Criminology with the causes of crime but it goes well beyond this; it is important to consider that laws change over time and what may constitute as illegal in one society may be legal in another. The degree allows you to explore the social and political impact crime has on individuals, groups and society as a whole. You will graduate with a BA (hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a range of skills and knowledge which will enhance your employability skills such as the police, probation, prison, social work, youth work, Crown Prosecution Service and the Criminal Justice System. You will gain transferable skills in research, time management and written communication.
Only students who have studied the Foundation Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Blackpool and The Fylde College and have achieved a minimum of a pass will be considered for this top-up course.
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.
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 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.
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Level 6 Modules
|Issues and Debates in Criminology||TH6MD258||20||Mandatory|
|Criminal Law and Human Rights||TH6MD256||20||Mandatory|
Teaching and Learning Methods
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.
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.
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.
|Learning Method||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
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.
Read our tuition fees guide.