Criminology is becoming an increasingly popular subject for students who are interested in a career in criminology or the criminal justice system. The subject explores different types of crime, public perceptions of crime and explanations of crime including biological, psychological and sociological theories. As part of the course students will also learn about investigating crimes, the trial process and how laws are created. The level 3 Applied Diploma is equivalent in size to one A level and would be studied alongside 2 A Levels.
You will learn through a variety of methods including lectures, group activities, independent research and discussion.
Students will be assessed via controlled assessment and examination. In both year 12 and 13 there will be an 8 hour controlled assessment (split over two days) and a 90-minute examination.
Progression opportunities could include going on to study a degree in Criminology, Sociology, Psychology or Law. Career opportunities could include a career in the criminal justice system such as; police officer, detective, prison officer, probation officer or social/youth worker.