Taught course

Criminology

Institution
University of Gloucestershire · Faculty of Education, Humanities and Sciences
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

Entry requirements

you will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent qualification or relevant professional experience. EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

A highly applied course, designed to develop the knowledge and skills directly relevant to employment in careers with the police, public services or third sector organisations. Alongside modules that examine specialist academic themes, students undertake an individual or group project with a host organisation, exploring the application of research evidence to effective professional practice.

You will engage with tasks such as Rapid Evidence Assessment, or analysing historical case file materials on sexual offences, thus developing valuable skills for working in relevant areas of public sector or third sector organisations. You will also undertake a work-based research project. This will normally be focused on current concerns and the needs of a host organisation, and you will collect and examine evidence that can be used to shape effective professional practice.

The course benefits from strong links with external bodies offering opportunities for collaboration: Gloucestershire Constabulary; the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire; Restorative Gloucestershire; charities providing support and training around domestic violence, homicide, stalking and sexual offences; and community organisations active in crime prevention and reduction initiatives.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Team
Email
enquiries@glos.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 3330 141414