Criminology Level 3 Diploma

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This is an exciting two-year course designed for those students interested in Criminology and who are considering careers in related areas. The course offers a scientific study of crime and criminal behaviour which explores criminological theories and why people commit crimes. It examines the process of criminal investigations, the prosecution of suspects and how they get punished.

What will I study in Criminology Level 3 Diploma?

Unit 1 - Changing Awareness of Crime

Unit 2 - Criminological Theories

Unit 3 - Crime Scene to Courtroom

Unit 4 - Crime and Punishment

Entry Requirements

Five GCSE's at Grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects.

How will I learn?

You will engage in variety of teaching and learning methods including teacher-led discussions, debates, presentations,  independent and collaborative research, interactive lessons, IT-based tasks and quizzes. A key element of this course is the application of knowledge to real case studies which you will get to research.

How will I be assessed?

Each of the 4 unit's are worth 25% of the Diploma. 50% of the assessment is through externally marked examinations and 50% through internally marked controlled assessment.

Any trips?

Students have previously attended former prisons, the clink restaurant, Bristol crown court and University taster days.

A range of trips and conferences that focus on areas such careers, mental health and offending, rehabilitation and the causes of crime are being planned for 2021/22.

Are there any costs involved?

There are extra booklets for the course, and these can either be purchased (approximtely £1) or electronic copies can be downloaded from Teams for free.  There is no need to purchase any textbooks or other course materials.  There is a charge for each trip, although this is kept to a minimum where possible.

FAQs

What other subjects will Criminology go well with?

Criminology will enable students to develop a range of skills that complement their learning within different subjects.  Students combine Criminology with a wide range of other subjects. For students interested in Forensic Science, other suitable subjects would be Chemistry, Biology or Applied Science. Criminology also goes well with Psychology, Sociology and Law which providing an excellent foundation to study any of these areas in the future.


Do I need any previous experience?

No previous experience is required, just an interest in the study of Criminology.


Is Criminology similar to any other subjects?

Whilst there is some overlap between the subjects, e.g. psychological theories of crime, Criminology takes a broader view of the subject.  We take key ideas from a range of subjects such as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics and Law and apply them to the specific context of crime.


Will I be expected to do extra work?

It would be benefical to regularly read the newspapers and watch current affairs programmes on television. We will often discuss high profile cases that appear in the media in class and relate our theoretical knowledge to these cases as they happen.


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Diploma
[56 UCAS pts. available]

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