Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. If you have an enquiring mind and are interested in why that particular serial killer committed those crimes, then studying this degree will develop your understanding of the social and personal aspects of crime. The course goes that little bit further by including criminal justice and examining how and why offenders should be punished. The subject is developing rapidly as new areas of study open up for criminological investigation. You will explore issues concerning how crime is defined and managed in our society and will have the opportunity to specialise so that you can tailor your degree depending on the career path you are interested in eg policing, the prison service or social work.