What will I learn?

**BSc (Hons) Criminology with Foundation Year****This course ranked 5th for Teaching Quality in the Times University Guide 2021.** **This course ranked 3rd for Student Experience in the Times University Guide 2021.****This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.** **Why choose this course?**You’ll examine the causes and consequences of crime, how crime is measured and defined, and how criminals are managed and controlled. We give you an in-depth view of the challenges and dilemmas facing criminal justice professionals today, which will ensure that you are work place ready on graduating. **Is this course for you?**Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year. **How you will learn**You’re encouraged to challenge established beliefs and develop your own research interests. You can even construct a bespoke final year, selecting from pathways in working with offenders; criminal investigations; international criminology; or criminology theory and practice.**Opportunities and experiences**Our strong links with practice means your studies are enriched by visits to courts, prisons and youth offender training centres. Our students have joined mock murder hunts, contributed to hate crime scrutiny panels, and investigated miscarriages of justice. There is also the option for second year students to visit the USA to see how the American criminal justice system operates. **Careers and employability**BSc (Hons) Criminology graduates progress to wide-ranging roles in the police, Crown Prosecution Service, courts, probation and prison services, youth offending teams and various law enforcement agencies. Some pursue rewarding careers in the voluntary sector, working with offenders or victims.

Which department am I in?

Criminology

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,045.00 (US$ 19,324) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Kedleston Road,

Derby,

DE22 1GB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Undergraduate: Applicants meeting the following requirements are usually eligible for direct entrance onto Bachelor programmes, High School Diploma or General Educational Development with a GPA of 3.0. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Derby offers below pathways course for this subject
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About University of Derby

As an ambitious and modern university, Derby offers high-quality, real-world learning experience to students.

  • Number one UK Modern University for multicultural learning
  • Gold rated by Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Top 10 for Postgraduate Student Experience*
  • Top 10 for international student learning experience*