Course: FdA Criminology and Criminal Justice

Department: Public Services and Criminology

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years full-time or four years part-time

The Programme

The FdA in Criminology and Criminal Justice facilitates students with the skills to explore and analyse the way in which society perceives and tackles crime. Students will study the social differences that impact society such as gender, age, religion and social class race.

The programme provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience to pursue a career within the criminal justice sector or continue their studies onto a relevant 'top-up' degree.

What You Study

  • Social research
  • Academic and professional skills
  • Crime: Process and procedure
  • Youth Deviance: A social creation     
  • Work-based learning
  • Criminology fundamentals
  • Victimology: Cause and consequence
  • Drugs and society
  • Crime creation: Social political influence
  • Crime and law.

How To Apply

Full-time application is through UCAS, using code LL45, and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have 48 UCAS points at A-Level or a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent.

Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Katrina Turnbull

BTEC Level 3 in Public Services

Katrina was named ‘Outstanding Public Services Student of the Year’ at a highly prestigious national awards ceremony for her exceptional commitment to her studies and her efforts to help other people.