Foundation Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mode: Full Time / Part Time
Start Date: September 2019
In partnership with: University of Cumbria (
Day: Thursday (FT)
Time: 9am - 9pm (FT) / 9am - 2:30pm (PT) / 2:30pm - 9pm (PT)
Duration: 2 years Full Time / 3 Years Part Time
Cost: £6,000 Full Time / £3,000 per year Part Time
Course Overview

The programme is offered in partnership with the University of Cumbria,  and is designed for those students wishing to pursue a career in the criminal justice sector and associated professions.

This programme has been designed for those students already working in the criminal justice sector who wish to upskill and enhance their knowledge, as well as for those students who wish to gain an insight into the nature of crime and the workings of the criminal justice system in order to pursue a career in the varied roles within the criminal justice sector.

Students will attend one day and evening per week for the full-time route and will undertake a placement of 120 hours per academic year alongside their academic studies where they are not already in relevant employment.

Part time students will take a selection or modules from the full time programme.

What will I learn?

Modules in the programme will normally include:

Level 4
• Introduction to the Criminal Justice Process
• Principles of Criminology
• Psychology and Crime
• Sentencing and Punishment
• Preparation to work within the Criminal Justice Sector
• Representations of Crime

Level 5
• Victimology
• Alternative Responses to Crime
• Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
• Youth Justice
• Work Based Learning
• Research in the Criminal Justice Sector


How will the course be assessed?

A range of assessments are used within the programme, including portfolios, case studies, reflections and presentations.

Materials and other information

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.


Students will have the opportunity to progress to a BA (Hons) top-up in Criminology and Criminal Justice. With further study and ongoing professional development, students may wish to pursue careers in the police, prison service or probation service.
Students may undertake employment in a variety of roles within the criminal justice sector such as within youth justice teams, victim support, family support services, rehabilitation services, central and local government agencies, charities working with offenders and victims of crime.


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