Foundation Degree in Criminal Justice

Course Overview

This course will provide a clear progression route for Level 3 learners who have studied Criminology and related fields. The course is designed to widen access to this field by delivering a broad skills base including the development of work based skills, having completed a work placement within a related field e.g. Probation Services, Youth Offending and Drug and Alcohol Abuse teams. This is an ideal programme for learners who wish to study in a small, supported environment.

Updated February 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Criteria:

UCAS Tariff - 48 points

A level - DD/EEE

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma - PPP 

Access to HE Diploma - Pass

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma - MP

Course Delivery

Assessment is by assignment, presentations, case studies, examinations and research in a work based setting. The course includes placement modules.

Modules include:

Level 4:

  • Understanding Crime, Victims and Society
  • Understanding Criminal Justice
  • Criminological Theory
  • Criminal Law
  • Mental Health and Well Being
  • Researching Crime and Criminal Justice 1

Level 5 (Year 2):

  • Research Methods and Stats
  • Contemporary Issues in Substance Misuse 
  • Criminal and Social Justice within the Community
  • Policing
  • Legal Systems and Sources

Progression Opportunities

You could progress to the University of South Wales to complete the third year and, therefore, the full degree.

Additional Information

Fees for this course are £7,500 per year. Further information for Wales:

Receive a £1000 College bursary per year (subject to satisfactory progression)

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e:

  • travel to and from college, or placement
  • photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • printing and binding
  • gowns for graduation ceremonies
  • £40 towards a DBS check for the work placement

UCAS code: LM3M

Course deliverable in Welsh: