Our foundation year has been designed to provide you with the essential university skills and confidence needed to progress to our degree programme.
You will learn to understand how and why crime occurs at local, societal and global level.
You will develop a critical insight into the work of the criminal justice system in bringing offenders to justice. We will encourage you to sharpen your sense of social justice by exposing you to the realities of crime committed by the powerful and relatively powerless, and the different ways these impact on victims.
From the outset, you will be able to satisfy your curiosity about criminology in innovative ways, such as exploring how crime stories are told. Through developing creative criminology research skills, you will be empowered to produce knowledge, not just learn it. Our strong links with criminal justice and community-based organisations and groups in Cumbria will provide you with excellent volunteering opportunities and job prospects.
On this course you will...
- Study a degree programme which has been designed and informed with our connections in the Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, and the British Psychological Society.
- Learn from academic tutors who are former or practising professionals in diverse fields including policing, probation, substance misuse, domestic violence work and the law.
- Have the opportunity to volunteer with organisations connected to the criminal justice system, gaining real-life criminology in practice experience to boost your cv.
- Engage in our active student-led Criminology Society with socials, film nights and crime reading groups.
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