FdA Criminal Justice (Full-time) - 2019 Entry

Reasons to study Criminal Justice

  • A strong emphasis on employability, the degree has a high success rate of students gaining employment in areas such as policing, probation and legal services.
  • This degree (although not a Qualifying Law Degree) can lead to partially satisfying the next academic stage of training for those wishing to become solicitors or barristers.
  • Progress and continue your studies by spending an additional year at University Centre St Helens to achieve a full BA (Hons) Criminal Justice.
UCAS Code: M900
Institution Code: S51
Start Date/End Date: September 2019 - June 2021
Duration: 2 years, full-time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre Campus
2019 Tuition Fee: £7,750 per year
This degree will incur additional costs. See finance section for further details.
Entry Requirements: 48 UCAS Tariff points
Programme Specification: Download the programme specification
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Validated By: University of Chester

The Foundation degree in Criminal Justice is perfect for anyone looking to pursue a range of career opportunities in the highly diverse field of Criminal Justice. Studying in depth the causes and consequences of crime, a range of highly engaging modules will be covered throughout the two-year period, including aspects of criminology, criminal law, social policy, mental health and the impact of crime on victims; ideal for anyone fascinated by why people commit crime and how society deals with it.

The FdA Criminal Justice introduces students to both legal and criminological research skills, focusing on criminal law and key policies and processes within the UK's criminal justice system.

Throughout the two-year degree, you will develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to successfully work in a range of criminal justice roles, as you apply theory to practice, completing risk assessments, pre-sentence reports, action plans and intervention strategies.

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Six reasons to study Criminal Justice


Strong emphasis on employability, as the degree has been designed in consultation with local and regional employers

Success Rates

The degree course has a high success rate of graduates successfully progressing into a range of relevant employment opportunities

Accomplished Lecturers

All degree courses are delivered by accomplished lecturers with extensive industry experience in a range of relevant areas

Work Placement

Work placement opportunities throughout the course provide the opportunity to put learnt theory into practice

Wide Range of Topics

Explore a wide range of modules from Victimology and Criminal Law to Politics and Social Justice

Comprehensive Knowledge

Develop a deeper, more comprehensive knowledge of the Criminal Justice system and the work associated with it