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Criminology and Sociology Foundation Degree

Why should I study this course?

  • Delivered at CNC in familiar environment with small class sizes
  • Earn as you learn – contact time delivered on one day to allow you to work part time
  • Enrichment: trips (domestic and international) and guest speakers
  • Gain a UCLan accredited Foundation Degree and access UCLan resources
  • Develop your career – progress to UCLan for Level 6 BA (Hons)
  • Develop your skills – prepare for roles e.g. in CJS
  • Work placement module to get hands on experience
  • Student finance available – fees £6,165/year

How will I be assessed?

  • Range of assessment methods including content analysis report, portfolio, presentations
  • Some modules 100% coursework
  • Some modules include unseen exam (3 over two years)

What will I study?

Level 4

  1. Media and Culture
  2. Sociological Ways of Thinking
  3. Crime and Morality
  4. Skills, Research and Employability
  5. Looking Beyond Crime and Criminology
  6. Criminal Justice in Action

Level 5

  1. Policing and Security
  2. Violent Times?
  3. Punishment and the Penal System
  4. Work Placement
  5. Research Methods 1
  6. Research Methods 2

What are the requirements?

  • Entry requirements – 4/5 in English Language
  • UCAS points 104
  • Application is via expression of interest on Cardinal Newman College website
  • Interview process
  • Summer preparation task will be required
  • Start September 2023

Where do I get more information?

For more information about the Criminology and Sociology Foundation Degree, please contact:

Laura Scott

Helen McGrady-Gore

T: 01772 460 181

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Cardinal Newman College,
Lark Hill Road, Preston, Lancashire. PR1 4HD