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Criminology WJCE Level 3 Diploma at Hull College Group

Course description

This is a new ground-breaking course which combines the theories of Criminology with the application of Forensic Science and Law. You will gain a full appreciation of all
aspects of forensic investigation.

The two-year study programme comprises Level 3 qualifications in Forensic Science, Law and Criminology.

You will explore why people commit crime and the different factors that can make someone turn to crime.

As part of forensic psychology you will investigate whether  the “criminal mind” actually exists and as part of forensic photography you will learn how analysing the crime scene can lead us to the perpetrator of a crime.

Course content

  • Introduction to Criminological Theories
  • Criminal Law
  • Crime Scene to Courtroom
  • Realities and Perceptions of Crime
  • Social Control: Policy and Practise

As well as gaining knowledge in criminology, you will also gain useful transferable skills such as:

  • The ability to solve problems
  • The skills of project-based research, development and presentation
  • The ability to apply mathematical and ICT skills
  • The fundamental ability to work alongside other professionals, in a professional environment

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade at grade C and above, including English and Maths. A further C grade in Science is desirable

We are looking for committed and enthusiastic potential criminologists who have an enquiring mind and a genuine interest in criminology.


You will be assessed using a range of controlled time-bound external assignments which are moderated by the examination board. Please note this is a course work based course. No examinations will be included.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto a wide range of higher education courses, including Criminology degree programmes, Hull College Foundation Degree in Criminology or entry into employment.

Although the WJEC is not recognised by UCAS, there are a number of HE institutions that recognise this qualification as part of their entry requirement on to their programmes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hull College Group directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

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