This course is offered as a four year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.
Our modules are cutting edge and cover issues in contemporary society such as Radicalisation, Media and Crime and Disability in the Criminal Justice system.
Our teaching team is research active and committed to high student satisfaction within a clear underpinning theoretical framework.
The personal tutor system helps us support you and develop your professional identity and confidence. We also identify visits and trips to academic and criminal justice related events to complement your studies.
More placements, more choices
Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.
We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.
Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.
UCAS CODE: M931
What are the course entry requirements?
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year. If you wish to enquire further, please send your query along with any academic evidence or references to firstname.lastname@example.org
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.
The modules available on this course are as follows:
Foundation Year Modules
- Ways of Learning about the Social World
- Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity
- Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility
- Inquiry Based Learning
Year 1 Modules
- Introduction to Criminology: The History of Punishment
- Introduction to Criminology: The Concept of Crime
- Criminal Justice Process
- Making Sense of Society: The Sociological Imagination
- Making Sense of Society: Understanding the Social World
- Policy and Strategy
- Policy in Context
- Media, Communication and Society
Year 2 Modules
- Knowledge of Policing (optional)
- Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity (optional)
- Gender and Sexuality in Society (optional)
- Race Ethnicity and Migration (optional)
- Issues in Criminology: Discrimination
- Contemporary Criminology
- Forms of Crime: Crimes of the Powerful
- Quantitative Research Methods for Social Scientists
- Qualitative Research Methods for Social Scientists
- Forms of Crime: Crime in Late Modernity
- Employability and Professional Development
Year 3 Modules
- Investigative and Forensic Psychology (optional)
- Applied Dissertation. (optional)
- Communication, Interaction and the Criminal Justice System (optional)
- Comparative Criminal Justice
- Criminal Justice Policy
- Cybercrime (optional)
- Disability, Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System (optional)
- Dissertation (optional)
- Globalisation and Social Change (optional)
- Personal and Professional Development (optional)
- Radicalisation and Terrorism (optional)
- Interpersonal Violence (optional)
- Victimology (optional)
How much does it cost
Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250 per year
Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750 per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks