Tutor has extensive practical experience in the field.
Equivalent to one A level.
In Criminology, you will immerse yourself in the fascinating world of crime, the causes of crime, and crime prevention. You will study the criminal justice system – all the way from the crime scene to the final court verdict. You will develop your understanding of how to interpret crime, through the key concepts and theories of criminology, applying these to a range of case studies.
The course has four Units, studied over two years. In Changing Awareness of Crime, you will learn how to distinguish myth from reality in public and media representations of crime; you will then plan a campaign for change. This understanding is then be applied to the principles of the subject in Criminological Theories, and you will debate different viewpoints. Crime Scene to Courtroom will provide you with the skills to evaluate criminal cases and verdicts. Finally, in Crime and Punishment, you will assess how we control crime in our society.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C), to include grade 4 (grade C) in English Language.
Criminology is an ideal complement to Sociology and Psychology, and matches well with any humanities subject. It will normally be taken alongside two A levels.
Where Will My Course Lead?
The course leads naturally to a range of Criminology-based degrees, and will be invaluable for anyone wishing to study Sociology, Psychology, Forensic Science or related fields at university. Potential careers include those in the police force, social work, mental health support, the prison service and community services.
There is a £20 additional course cost for this course.