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BSc (Hons) Crime, Justice and Society *

UCAS code: 
L437
Institution code: 
S82
Location: 
East Coast College (Great Yarmouth)

Duration: 

Three years full-time.

Typical Offer: 

112 UCAS tariff points (or above) BBC (A-Level) DMM (BTEC)

* Subject to validation

Introduction

This degree is designed to support the practice of those working or wishing to work in the criminal justice system and allied welfare roles: Prison Officers, Probation Service Officers, Youth Offending/Youth Justice Officers, Youth Workers, Housing Officers, Support Workers, Witness Support, Drug and Alcohol Worker, Education Welfare Officer, Community Development Worker and all those who come into contact with people affected by involvement in crime and all forms of social disorder. This degree would also be suitable for those contemplating degree-holder entry to a career in the police. 

All learning and assessment is linked to practice in the field and allows the student flexibility to focus on specific areas of interest in their own practice areas or, if able to, move between professional fields in inter-professional exchanges, visits or voluntary work experiences. A key focus will be on developing an understanding of the theories underpinning a range of approaches in practice for managing and supporting people on the edges of or engaged in crime, with the aim of developing a more collaborative action between services in the community. 

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Personal, Professional Development (Requisite)
Safeguarding Children & Adults (Mandatory)
Equality, Diversity & Ethical Practice (Mandatory)
Crime, History & Society (Requisite)
Welfare, Policy and Crime (Requisite)
Sociological Perspectives Intro (Requisite)
Criminal Justice System (Requisite)
Psychological Perspectives Intro (Requisite)
Society and Mental Illness (Requisite)
Youth & Restorative Justice (Mandatory)
Research Skills (Mandatory)
Communication & Collaborative Practice Fieldwork Project (Requisite)
Crime, Culture & Media (Requisite)
Team Leadership & Personal Professional Development (Mandatory)
Dissertation/Research Project (Mandatory)

Fees and finance

2020-21

  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Further Information                                                       

  • Tuition Fees
  • Financial Support 
  • Loans and Grants
  • At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points (or above) BBC (A-Level) DMM (BTEC)

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 to discuss.

How to Apply

Non-Academic Requirements

Students will require an interview and be able to undertake voluntary or paid work in an appropriate setting.

Enhanced DBS will be requried. 

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

International and EU

Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.