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What makes Applied Criminology at Worcester special?

This course has been specifically designed as a preparation for work in the criminal justice field. To facilitate future employment the programme incorporates the knowledge base of the National Occupational Standards from the Skills for Justice Framework.

Work-based learning is a hallmark of the programme. During each of your three years of study you will gain knowledge and experience of work through access to a variety of placements across the justice sector. You will be asked to reflect on your experience and integrate the knowledge and skills gained with offending behaviour related theory.

Key features

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

112

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

112 UCAS tariff points

The points used above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

If your qualifications are not listed, please contact the Admissions Office for advice on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Life experience is a valuable asset for work in the criminal justice system and related sectors. We therefore welcome applications from mature students.

Other information

All offers are subject to satisfactory Health Clearance and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com

Other courses are available for students who do not meet these requirements.

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Foundations of Practice (National Occupational Standards)
  • Applying Sociology

Optional

  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Policy: From Theory to Real Life

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Professional Practice 1 (National Occupational Standards)
  • Theory, Research and Practice: Developing a Criminological Perspective
  • Media and Crime
  • Delivering Rehabilitation

Optional

  • ‘Race’ and Ethnicity in Contemporary Britain
  • Housing, Housing Problems and Homelessness
  • Policing in England and Wales

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Independent Study
  • Professional Practice 2 (National Occupational Standards)
  • Crime, Criminals, Victims and Communities
  • Mental Health in the Context of Offending Behaviour and the Criminal Justice System

Optional

  • Domestic Abuse
  • Substance Misuse
  • Psychology and the Law
  • Responses to Crime: The Justice Process

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

  • The teaching programme is participative and interactive depending on discussion and group work as well as more formal lectures and seminars. You will learn by taking part and speaking out and reflecting on the relationship between theory, policy and practice.
  • Over the course of your three years of study you will be encouraged to become an independent learner and thinker. In the first year you are supported by the academic tutorial system and module and practitioner tutor guidance. In the second year you will begin to become an independent learner. By the third year you are expected to be able to study independently with minimal support and will complete an independent study on a topic of your own choice. In your final year placement you will be expected, with guidance, to take responsibility for your own supervised case work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    News

    Award Winning Placements

    The University of Worcester has recently established an award winning partnership with the YSS, following their achievement of the "Outstanding Practice Learning Environment" award for offering work placements and mentoring to our Applied Criminology students.

    YSS CEO, Lorraine Preece commented: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Worcester and thrilled with our award for Outstanding Practice Learning Environment in relation to the work we are carrying out in offering work placements and mentoring to their applied criminology students."

    For more information, read the full story here.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability

An applied degree in Criminology with practice placements in a range of settings provides an excellent foundation for work within the justice sector, particularly probation. However, as the degree is oriented to the broad field of criminal justice, graduates will be well prepared for entry into the prison and police services, and the increasing opportunities available in the private and third sectors.

Postgraduate study is a further option for instance in Social Work, Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Social Work and Community Studies or other vocationally oriented awards.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be no more than £9,250, subject to approval by Parliament.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in 2017 will be no more than £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module, subject to approval by Parliament.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.

You will be responsible for meeting the costs of travel to and from placement, and where applicable car parking costs. Every effort is made to keep these costs to a minimum.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Applied Criminology BA (Hons) 5L38

 

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

 

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS CODE:

5L38

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Course leader

Kate Bramford
01905 542642
k.bramford@worc.ac.uk