Criminology


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: Level 3 Certificate
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Why study Criminology?

  • I am thinking of studying other related humanities subjects, such as psychology, law and sociology
  • I am interested in learning more about the criminal justice system in UK
  • I want to develop a range of transferable skills for my future career, such as the ability to solve problems, project based research, development and presentation
  • The opportunity to work alongside a range of professionals in the criminal justice system.

What does the course consist of?

  • Gaining an understanding of different types of crime, why people commit crime, the perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported
  • Learning about all aspects of the criminal justice system from the moment a crime has been identified to the verdict
  • Developing the understanding and skills needed to examine information in order to review the justice of verdicts in criminal cases.

How is this course assessed?

  • By a combination of coursework assignments and examinations.

What might this course lead on to?

  • Study of psychology, law, sociology or other humanities based subjects at university
  • The course will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work.
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