FdSc Policing, Criminology & Forensic Psychology
By 2020, all new police officers in England and Wales will need to be educated to degree level. The FdA in Policing, Criminology and Forensic Psychology will provide you with a combination of captivating and thought-provoking modules and practical application in order to develop key skills crucial for a career in the Police Service. Other areas that this degree could provide onward qualification in Forensic Psychology, or a career in the National Probation Service or HMP Prison Service. This programme prides itself in active learning and providing invaluable experiences to ensure the learning environment is engaging.
Course delivery by academic and policing experts, trips and experiences such as court and prison visits, Durham history of crime walk, Crime Scene Investigation scenarios, law and debating workshop at the Houses of Parliament, with scope for trips abroad including an Auschwitz tour.
Attendance: Full time
Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form
What will you do?
This qualification is for individuals who wish to pursue a career in the Police Service or Criminal Justice System.
- Exploring the Criminal Mind and Behaviour
- Police Skills and Practice
- Victims and their Offenders
- Criminal Law and Punishment
- Introduction to Forensic Psychology and Investigation
- Research Methods and Statistical Analysis
- Policing and the Criminal Justice System
- Inside the Interview Room: Investigation analysis
- Behind Bars: Investigating the Prison Experience
- Deeper Issues in Criminology
- Small-Scale Research Project in Policing
How am I assessed?
You will be assessed through various methods including assignments, short exams, practical assessments/scenarios and work experience evidence.
Entry requirements for this programme are 72 UCAS points achieved through an A-Level or BTEC course. A previous course linked with policing studies, public services or law is preferable, although qualifications in other areas may be accepted. Due to the nature of the programme, candidates will need to provide a written reference. This can be an academic reference or from a work based mentor or supervisor. This will demonstrate appropriateness to undertake and cope with the academic requirements. Levels of maturity and commitment to the course and professional development will be evaluated from reference material and during the interview process.
You could progress to the BSc (Hons) Police Studies (Top-up) with one further year of study at Teesside University. After completion of the programme learners will meet the requirements for the police. The programme is also recognised by the College of Policing as an entry route into the service. Other progression routes include the prison service, criminal justice system or, by completing further psychology qualifications becoming a forensic psychologist.
What else do I need to know?
Applicants will require an interview to secure a place on this programme. The Foundation Degree runs over two years, with a guaranteed place at Teesside University to study on the BSc (Hons) Police Studies (Top-Up) programme. The whole programme will result in your achieving a full Bachelor’s degree in policing.
Fees and Applications:
Apply and check fees online via the SRC homepage.
For Further Information Contact:
Apply online at www.tees.ac.uk.
Delivered in partnership with Teesside University