Are you interested in crime, forensic science, policing and the law, but unsure which subject to study? You’ll cover them all on this course. It includes a foundation year to build up your scientific skills and your confidence to succeed.
From crime scene to courtroom, you’ll explore the impact of crime on victims and offenders, and how law and justice work. We combine the crime scene examination part of forensic science with policing, criminology, intelligence and the law.
Our extended degree adds a foundation year in the basic sciences, providing the knowledge and skills you’ll need to study this subject at degree level. It will introduce you to university life and help you to enjoy learning.
Explore the practical aspects of crime and investigation, and how they affect everyday life. You’ll consider the impact of crime on victims, offenders and wider society and 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.
Learn about the UK legal systems and criminal law, and how they affect the investigation of different crimes, and find out 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.
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, crime 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 exams, these will include your reports, essays, work portfolios, practical exercises, and participation in role-plays and group work.
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.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
Lab coat - £15
Scientific calculator - £15
Nikon memory card - £8
Cost of printing dissertation/individual project
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
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.
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
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.
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Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2017, September 2017
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