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Level: 2

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Weeks: 22


Start: 04/11/2019

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Tuition (£): 300.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course offers an introduction to criminology, the scientific study of crime and criminals. The Level 2 certificate is designed to provide learners with an effective experience in developing study skills and the initial stages of learning of concepts, theories and perspectives which characterise criminology.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, the assessment of the certificate requires basic research skills and skill in formal writing.

Course Content

The course includes two mandatory units which cover aspects of crime and the criminal justice system, crime and social groups. Students will explore the distinction between crime and deviance, different types of crime, theories of criminality and analyse the way that crime is measured.

How will I be assessed?

There are two main forms of assessment. Unit 1 is assessed via a 1000-1200 word essay and unit 2 is assessed via a controlled assessment.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

What can I do after this course?


This course could be utilised alongside other Level 2 qualifications as entry to Level 3 courses such as Access courses.


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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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