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Certificate/Diploma in Criminology at Bury College

Course description

Criminology will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of crimes and gain an understanding of the work done in the criminal justice system. The course incorporates elements of psychology, law and sociology and covers a wide variety of crime-related topics including biological and sociological theories of criminality, processes used for law making in addition to media representations of crime. You will have the opportunity to acquire both practical and academic skills through applied learning. There will be the flexibility to enable you to study crimes you personally find interesting.Criminology will develop your English and communication skills as well as numerical skills. All of these skills are highly valued by higher education institutions or the ‘world of work’.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for access to an A Level Study Programme will be two subjects at grade 5 (or grade B) and four subjects at grade 4 (or grade C). To study Criminology your grades must include GCSE maths and English Language grade 9-4 (A*-C).

Financial information

For fee enquiries please call 0161 280 8339.

Further information

To find more information please call our Advice and Guidance team on 0161 280 8280.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 February 2018
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    • Bury College has invested over £40 million in recent years developing its town centre campus.  The campus now includes:

      • The Millennium Centre - a dedicated sixth form centre with Science laboratories, IT and Media suites, learning resource centre, canteen and recording studios.
      • The Woodbury Centre - houses a new library, industry standard art sudios, new outdoor space, hair, beauty and holistic salons, restaurant and bistro and specialist facilities to support students with learning differences and/or disabilities.
      • Beacon Centre - has a theatre, dance and rehearsal studios, digital language laboratories.
      • Prospects Centre - houses specialist laboratories, workshops and IT suites.
      • Innovation Centre - fully equipped workshop, IT suites and computer aided design studios.
      • Construction Skills Centre - purpose built for construction courses.
      • Enterprise Centre - Specialist IT facilities and classrooms.
      • PlayFootball Centre - six 5-a-side and two 7-a-side pitches.