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BA (Hons) Criminal Justice (Top-up) (Full-time) - 2022 Entry

  • Lecturers have extensive industry experience in a range of criminal justice and law fields.
  • The degree supports entry into a range of criminal justice fields such as the police, prison and probations service, victim and witness services and legal professions.
  • The degree provides a strong basis for undertaking formal legal training, teacher training, or postgraduate study.
Validated By: University of Chester Logo
UCAS Code: M211
Institution Code: S51
Start Date: September 2022
Duration: 1 Year, Full-Time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre
Tuition Fee: £7,995 per year
Entry Requirements: 240 Credits
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Programme Specification: Download Programme Specification
Programme Handbook: Coming Soon
Programme
Leader:
Lee Curran
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Validated By: University of Chester Logo
UCAS Code: M211
Institution Code: S51
Start Date: September 2022
Duration: 1 Year, Full-Time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre
Tuition Fee: £7,995 per year
Entry Requirements: 240 Credits
Programme Specification: Download Programme Specification
Programme Handbook: Coming Soon
Programme
Leader:
Lee Curran
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Degree Overview

Building upon the knowledge gained at Foundation Degree or HND level in criminal justice or on a comparable subject such as policing, you will explore more in-depth modules and topics to achieve a full Honours Degree.

You will cover everything from policing and prisons to crime and justice and are strongly encouraged to undertake work experience to enhance your learning.

Some of our previous graduates have secured employment with Merseyside Police, the Probation Service and the Youth Offending Service, whilst others have undertaken post-graduate study in criminology and psychology or have undertaken formal legal training.

Modules

Policing and Prisons - SO6810 - 20 Credits
Substance Misuse and Crime - SO6811 - 20 Credits
Crime and Justice Practitioner - SO6812 - 20 Credits
Law, Responsibility and Management - SO6813 - 20 Credits
Dissertation - SO6814 - 40 Credits

Entry Requirements

For 2022 entry, you must have a minimum of 240 Credits, obtained from the FdA in Criminal Justice at University Centre St Helens or achieved at a comparable college or university that has modules, which correlate with the degree.

Prior Learning and Experience

University Centre St Helens welcomes applications from mature students (aged 21+) and students from a varied range of backgrounds and experience. Offers of a place on the degree will not be based solely upon academic qualifications alone and related skills gained in the workplace will also be considered.

Additional Entry Requirements

All suitably qualified applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Your interview is designed to be an informal meeting and will also provide an opportunity for you to discuss and explore your career interests with the Programme Leader.

DBS Check

It is advisable to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to assess your suitability for access to a range of criminal justice careers. In the event of a disclosure, this must be discussed with the Programme Leader before entry, who will then provide advice relating to placement and future employment criteria within the criminal justice sector.

Information for International Applicants

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss national, you may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to enter and study in the UK. However, please note that University Centre St Helens does not hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence to support student visa applications.

Learning Environment and Assessment

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Learning is delivered in a variety of ways, mixing theory with practical sessions. Formats include lectures, workshops, seminars, self-directed study, written work, presentations, group work and guest lectures, in order to fully explore the content of the degree in a varied and exciting way.

In addition to classroom-based study, you may also have the opportunity to observe crime and justice in practice by visiting local courts, prisons and other relevant settings and hear from guest speakers with insightful industry experience.

Voluntary work with local or regional organisations, which are linked to your career aspirations is strongly supported and encouraged.

Assessment will be carried out through both formative and summative assessments. This will include your dissertation, presentations, case studies, essay plans, question and answer sessions, debates and literature reviews. You will also be assessed through essays, exams, reflective logs and reports.

Tuition Fees

For 2022 entry, tuition fees for full-time study are £7,995 per year.

Additional Costs

Course-Related Travel (Placements/Work Experience/Voluntary/Site Visits Variable dependent on the distance travelled and the method of transportation.

Students are expected to undertake work experience (paid or voluntary) as part of their course and should account for transport charges.

You may be required to complete a DBS check, which will cost around £44.
Equipment and Materials Core texts and reading lists should generally be available in the St Helens Town Centre Campus Library or the University of Chester Library. However, students may prefer to buy their own copies, and these can be purchased from any source. These can be purchased from any source and estimated cost is £50.

Students will be expected to print various pieces of work, including a portfolio at level 4 and level 5. Estimated cost is £20 per year for printed materials. A list of University Centre St Helens' printing costs can be found via www.sthelens.ac.uk/printroom.
Trips Estimated cost is £150 per year for various travel.

Estimated cost is £200 for optional international study visit (subject to student numbers) including estimated £300 spending money.
Equipment Students will provide their own day-to-day stationery items e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks.

Students will have access to computers and Microsoft Office 365 package at University Centre St Helens, however, you may wish to purchase your own laptop.

Estimated cost is £350 - £700.
Volunteering opportunities for additional personal development Variable depending on the type of activity but students are actively encouraged to undertake relevant work experience alongside their studies from the very beginning of their degree.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, students can apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover the full cost of tuition fees, which means you don't have to pay anything upfront and there's nothing to pay back until you're qualified and earning over £524 a week, £2,274 a month or £27,295 a year. You may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs. Visit our finance support page for more information.

Study Enhancement Gift

All new, first year (level 4), full-time undergraduates studying a qualifying Foundation Degree, Bachelor's Degree or Higher National Diploma at University Centre St Helens, will receive a non-repayable Study Enhancement Gift up to the value of £400. This could be a specific gift, such as a laptop, or subject specific equipment, extra qualifications or trips and visits.

For more information, visit our study enhancement gift page.

Careers and Progression

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Some of our previous graduates have secured employment with Merseyside Police, the Probation Service and the Youth Offending Service, whilst others have undertaken post-graduate study in criminology and psychology or have undertaken formal legal training.

As a graduate, you have the opportunity to progress into a range of fields and sectors, such as:

  • Police Service
  • Prison and Probation Service
  • HM Courts and Tribunals Service
  • Home Office (UK Border Agency or Criminal Justice System)
  • Civil Service
  • NHS
  • Social Services
  • Youth Offending Service
  • Victim Support
  • Education

Apply Now

Apply online through UCAS using institution code S51 and course code M211.

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