Foundation Degree (FdA) Criminology & Sociology Awarded by UCLan

23507W1 | Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 10/09/2018
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

The Foundation Degree in Criminology and Sociology enables students to explore and analyse the way society perceives and manages crime. On the course students will study the social differences that impact society e.g. race, class, religion and gender. The course provides undergraduates with the knowledge, qualification and skills to establish a career within the sector or continue their studies onto a Top-Up Degree.

What will I study?

The course provides students with an insight into the various aspects of criminology and sociology. The course includes units covering: Crime and Society, Key Thinkers in Criminology, Crime and Morality, Sociological ways of Thinking, Doing Social Research, Study & Lifelong Learning Skills, Critical Thinkers in Criminology or Contemporary Thinkers, Experiencing the Workplace.Three of the following optional units will be offered: Understanding Interpersonal Violence, Youth Justice, Policing Deiversity, Sociology of Social Movements and Sociology and Education. Please note these modules are under review. Some module titles may change.

How long is the course?

Two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

This programme is assessed through a variety of methods, from exams to essays and presentations.

What qualifications do I need?

64 UCAS points. Mature students with experience, a portfolio of work and employer references will be considered. Students must also possess a Grade C or above in English at GCSE/ equivalent.

What can I progress onto?

Successful students will have the opportunity to progress onto a Top Up Degree programme at UCLan: BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology, BA (Hons) Criminology and Social Justice, BA (Hons) Public Services and BA (Hons) Sociology. Or other prestigious unive

Other Information

As a student on a course awarded by UCLan you are also a student of the university. This means that you haveaccess to facilities including library, social facilities and the Students' Union.

Course Fees

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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