BA Applied Criminology and Forensics

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  • Objectives
    * Provides links with agencies/career opportunities in the community and criminal justice sectors with particular reference to the police service * Staff in both Criminal Justice and Forensic Divisions have extensive practice and research backgrounds * Staff research areas include risk, public protection, victims, young people and crime, prisons, and diversity and crime * Personal tutors will support and guide students in the learning process.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * GCSE passes at C grade or above in Maths and English * A minimum of 180 UCAS Tariff points, including either two A Levels or two unit VCE double awards (or equivalents, eg pass in a relevant Access Course). Applications from mature students are welcomed and are considered individually on the basis of qualifications and experience.
  • Academic title
    BA Applied Criminology and Forensics
  • Course description
    BA Applied Criminology and Forensics


    The Applied Criminology and Forensic Science programme is aimed at attracting students from a diverse range of backgrounds and developing their knowledge and understanding of a range of criminological perspectives and the theoretical and practical implications of applying these theories in the community and criminal justice sector.

    It has been designed to provide a diverse range of skills which are both discipline specific and transferable, and to develop an understanding of how these academic skills interact and inform the development of professional practice and policy developments across the community and criminal justice sector.

    The teaching team all have practice based backgrounds in community and criminal justice which will specifically and expertly inform the applied nature of the programme. Students on this programme can expect to study a range of contemporary modules including Criminological Perspectives, International Perspectives, Youth Crime, Penal Policy and Imprisonment, and Professional Practice among others. Specialist modules available include Forensic IT, Forensic Case Studies and Presentation,and Essentials of Forensic Investigation.

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