Applied Criminal Justice Studies (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 23/10/2018

This programme draws on experience and expertise from law, criminology and psychology, providing you with the skills and knowledge required for a career within the criminal justice system.

This course is ideal if you are a serving or recently retired police officer, looking to study a range of areas within the field of criminal justice. The top-up is also ideal if you are working within criminal justice organisations or public services pursuing a degree in this field.

Course

Highlights

  • For serving or recently retired police officers.
  • Top-up your foundation degree.
  • Moot room.

Additional

Information

Top-Up

Boost your career prospects by topping-up your Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma to a full honours degree.

Course Details

We will develop your research, presentation and critical thinking skills, to prepare you for professional employment in the criminal justice system and further study. The modules represent key areas of the criminal justice system, some of which are jointly delivered with police, law, psychology and criminology students. Modules focus on aspects of policing, such as protection of the public, operations, dealing with challenging behaviours and the politics of crime control. You have the opportunity to examine areas including sentencing, crime and punishment and cyber-crime.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Our aim is that, by the time you graduate, you will have developed a number of skills, which will increase your employability to any potential employer, whether in criminal justice or in a different area within the field. In particular, we aim to develop your writing, speaking and general presentational skills, your ability to use information technology and your ability to produce work of a high standard.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

If you have a pass in the FdA Offender Management, FdA Police and Criminal Justice Studies, FdA Policing or other similar foundation or higher national diploma (HND) then you will be eligible to apply for this course.

If you are a serving or recently retired police officer and have evidence of operational experience that can be mapped against the content of the FdA Policing course, you are eligible to apply and will be assessed on an individual basis.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Policing and Crime Control (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SOC3033
    Core Module Y
  • Cybercrime (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJS3012
    Core Module Y
  • Independent Study (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJS4001
    Core Module Y
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviour (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJA3001
    Core Module Y
  • Protecting the Public (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJS3002
    Core Module Y
  • The Victims Voice (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJS3006
    Core Module N
  • Sentencing and Prisons (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LAW3017
    Core Module N
  • Operational Policing 3 (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJS3005
    Core Module N

Facilities &

Special Features

  • study in a supportive environment
  • blended and distance learning
  • experienced staff
  • Moot room

 

Research

at the University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,000
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,000
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,750

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,200

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Updated 23/10/2018

  • This programme draws on experience and expertise from law, criminology and psychology, providing you with the skills and knowledge required for a career within the criminal justice system.

    This course is ideal if you are a serving or recently retired police officer, looking to study a range of areas within the field of criminal justice. The top-up is also ideal if you are working within criminal justice organisations or public services pursuing a degree in this field.

    Course

    Highlights

    • For serving or recently retired police officers.
    • Top-up your foundation degree.
    • Moot room.
  • We will develop your research, presentation and critical thinking skills, to prepare you for professional employment in the criminal justice system and further study. The modules represent key areas of the criminal justice system, some of which are jointly delivered with police, law, psychology and criminology students. Modules focus on aspects of policing, such as protection of the public, operations, dealing with challenging behaviours and the politics of crime control. You have the opportunity to examine areas including sentencing, crime and punishment and cyber-crime.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Top-Up

    Boost your career prospects by topping-up your Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma to a full honours degree.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Our aim is that, by the time you graduate, you will have developed a number of skills, which will increase your employability to any potential employer, whether in criminal justice or in a different area within the field. In particular, we aim to develop your writing, speaking and general presentational skills, your ability to use information technology and your ability to produce work of a high standard.

  • If you have a pass in the FdA Offender Management, FdA Police and Criminal Justice Studies, FdA Policing or other similar foundation or higher national diploma (HND) then you will be eligible to apply for this course.

    If you are a serving or recently retired police officer and have evidence of operational experience that can be mapped against the content of the FdA Policing course, you are eligible to apply and will be assessed on an individual basis.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Policing and Crime Control (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SOC3033
      Core Module Y
    • Cybercrime (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJS3012
      Core Module Y
    • Independent Study (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJS4001
      Core Module Y
    • Dealing with Challenging Behaviour (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJA3001
      Core Module Y
    • Protecting the Public (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJS3002
      Core Module Y
    • The Victims Voice (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJS3006
      Core Module N
    • Sentencing and Prisons (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LAW3017
      Core Module N
    • Operational Policing 3 (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJS3005
      Core Module N
    • at the University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • Opportunities Available

      We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,000
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,000
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,750

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,200

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour