BSc (Hons) Criminology with Forensic Investigation

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Course code L615

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UCAS

Course code L615

Key course details

Location Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Our unique course has been designed so you can study criminology alongside forensic science - a perfect course if you have an enquiring mind.

You'll fuse these two elements of crime solving together, learning not just how crimes are committed, but the motivating factors behind them – bolstering your skills and knowledge for a career in the wider criminal justice sector.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

Practical learning sessions are fundamental to our course, whether you’re learning about social science, psychology or criminological approaches, you’ll be doing it hands-on to apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios.

We’ve got simulation facilities, including a mock ‘crime house’ and realistic-staged major incidents, so you get a firm grasp of the skills that employers will demand.

You’ll be within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies.

  • Use the same facilities operated by professionals in the field – including the latest crime-lite technologies, evidence enhancement techniques and recovery processes
  • Work in state-of-the-art specialist laboratories to develop crucial skills for your future within the criminal justice sector
  • Small class sizes will see you get personal guidance and tutor support
  • Taught by academic tutors, some who are former or current practising professionals, including crime scene investigators, forensic psychologists and police officers
  • Our tutors are involved in national and international research projects
  • Our great links with the Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, the British Psychological Society, Law Society and a number of voluntary and commercial organisations provides you with great placement and job prospects
  • May be eligible for Associate membership of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences when you graduate
  • Flexible modules so you carve the course to suit your future career path
  • Possibility of part time study to fit in with other commitments or professional responsibilities
  • Volunteering opportunities to boost your CV and stand you out from the crowd

You’ll be able to gain a firm grasp of how the criminal justice system works from the crime scene to court, including how to recover, store and present evidence.

So, for a degree to lead you into a career as a police officer, crime scene investigator or in the wider criminal justice system, this is the course for you.

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Course Study Options

We also offer this course with an integrated foundation year - follow the link for more information

Integrated Foundation Year

Graduate destinations

Your degree can lead you into a career as a police officer, crime scene investigator, in the criminal justice system, National Crime Agency or Government lead roles.

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