From crime scene to courtroom to criminal rehabilitation: get exposure to the real world of crime and investigation. Learn about the impact of crime on both victim and offender, and discover how law and justice work in practice. This course has been validated to include an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry.
For more information about Sandwich Placement opportunities, please contact the Placements Team.
Are you interested in crime, forensic science, policing and the law, but unsure which subject to study? You’ll cover them all on our course. We combine the crime scene examination part of forensic science with other crime-related subjects, such as policing, criminology, intelligence and the law.
This means that, when you graduate, you’ll have a wide range of criminal justice career options to choose from.
We’ll help you to understand the practical aspects of crime and investigation, and how they affect everyday life. We’ll look at the impact of crime on victims, offenders and wider society.
Use our superb crime scene laboratories to learn the skills of a crime scene examiner. In the classroom, you’ll investigate criminology and how law and punishment are applied, and explore the investigative techniques used by police services. You’ll look at different types of crime, such as sexual offending, as well as issues including youth justice and the role that professionals can play in community safety and mass disasters.
Learning about the UK legal systems and criminal law, you’ll find out how they affect the investigation of different crimes and how to present professional reports of your investigative findings.
Our lecturers have first-hand experience of crime scene analysis, policing and criminal justice. As well as benefitting from their knowledge, you’ll have guest lectures from visiting professionals and get an understanding of the workplace through visits to places such as the Crown Court, and other field trips.
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You’ll graduate from our course with the skills you need to work in the criminal justice system. Many of our graduates choose careers in law enforcement. This might include policing, scene examination, customs and excise, probation, intelligence, prisons and security.
The legal and criminology elements of the course open up career possibilities in social and youth work, crime analysis, victim support and legal work.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses.
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. Besides practical and written exams, you’ll be assessed on your reports, essays, work portfolios and role-play participation.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
Additional study information
This course gives you the opportunity to take a work placement between years 2 and 3. You’ll get experience of seeking and securing a job and working in an industry relating to your course. You’ll also get the practical experience and industry contacts to benefit your studies and enhance your long-term career prospects.
Although they can’t be guaranteed, we can work with you to find a placement, using our contacts with a large number of employers. You’ll have regular contact with one of our course tutors and be supported by a supervisor from your placement company. Together they’ll monitor your performance and give you feedback.
To find out more about placement opportunities, email us at FST-Placements@anglia.ac.uk.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
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Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
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We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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