What will I learn?

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Foundation Degree will develop your understanding of:- those who commit crime- the causes and preventions of crime- the impact of crime on individuals and communities.A degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice will enable you develop knowledge and understanding of the changing nature and extent of the crime ‘problem’ and the agencies involved in the frontline management and control of crime. The programme will support you to engage with theoretical principles and critically evaluate both your own and others research, whilst also gaining strong practical skills to enable you to seek employment in the criminal justice field.The programme is enriched by work experience, and preparatory practical experiences to fully equip you for industry or for further study and research.The programme will prepare you for a range of employment opportunities in the criminal justice field, such as the police, probation, prison service, social work, teaching, youth justice, and the Crown Prosecution Service.You will be supported and enriched throughout by a range of activities and events designed to give you valuable insight into how criminal justice agencies work and the roles and responsibilities of those working in the criminal justice system. You'll also benefit from visiting guest speakers from relevant industries, and trips to criminology and criminal justice conferences.To develop your employability skills and attributes, you will be required to complete a work placement in a professional setting.Depending on your choice of career pathway, the Criminology and Criminal Justice programme is designed to prepare you for postgraduate life, whether as a practitioner in the criminal justice field, an academic researcher or criminal justice policy maker.This programme is validated by the University of Lancaster.

Which department am I in?

Academic Studies

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

September 2022


University Centre

Park Road,



FY1 4ES, England

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