You’ll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway.
This fascinating subject will see you exploring an interesting range of crime related topics, including:
- Changing awareness of crime
- Criminological theories
- Crime scene to courtroom
- Crime and punishment
An Enriching Experience
Studying Criminology at HNC is an enriching experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and interests, broadening your horizons and building your cultural capital. These experiences are integral to life at HNC and will help you to stand out from the crowd. Some of the experiences our Criminology students enjoy, include:
- Participating in inspirational and valuable guest workshops from organisations within the criminal justice system
- Taking part in trips and visits to court to see the Criminal Justice System in action
- Taking part in ‘real life’ crime scene investigations
- The option to become one of our ambassadors, representing HNC at events such as our Open Days, building key employability skills such as communication and leadership
- Taking part in a trip to the Police Museum in Manchester
We are proud of the unique experiences that are available to our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Our
subject specialists will instil in you a love of learning, and challenge you to develop the required skills you’ll need to achieve the life-changing qualifications that will lead you to your dream career.
You’ll engage in an in-depth examination of a range of real-life criminal cases and apply various criminological theories to them to advance your understanding of
how crime operates in society and the impact that it has. The strong vocational nature of this course will enable you to become adept at applying criminological theories to real life scenarios, and you’ll use
this to formulate your own opinions and arguments surrounding crime related topics, which you’ll debate and discuss with your peers.
How will you be assessed?
This course is assessed by examination.
Criminology can support progression to an exciting array of destinations, including both to degree level study and the world of work, including degree level apprenticeships. Naturally, students studying this subject have a keen interest in working within the Criminal Justice System and progress to roles such as Policing, Probation, Social Work and Forensic Sciences, and with major employers including, central and local government and non-profit organisations. Criminology students have recently progressed to university to study subjects such as:
- Forensic Sciences
- Childhood and Youth Studies
What does this course go well with or what may you like?