Our unique course has been designed so you can study criminology alongside forensic science - a perfect course if you have an enquiring mind. Our foundation course will enable you to acquire the core skills needed to progress onto the full degree programme. You'll fuse these two elements of crime solving together, learning not just how crimes are committed, but the motivating factors behind them – bolstering your skills and knowledge for a career in the wider criminal justice sector. **Why Choose University of Cumbria** Practical learning sessions are fundamental to our course, whether you’re learning about social science, psychology or criminological approaches, you’ll be doing it hands-on to apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios. We’ve got simulation facilities, including a mock ‘crime house’ and realistic-staged major incidents, so you get a firm grasp of the skills that employers will demand. You’ll be within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site ¬- in the other. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies. - You’ll use the same facilities operated by professionals in the field – including the latest crime-lite technologies, evidence enhancement techniques and recovery processes. - Work in state-of-the-art specialist laboratories to develop crucial skills for your within the criminal justice sector. - Small class sizes will see you get personal guidance and tutor support - Taught by academic tutors, some who are former or current practicing professionals, including crime scene investigators, forensic psychologists and police officers - Our tutors are involved in national and international research projects - Our great links with the Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, The British Psychological Society, Law Society and a number of voluntary and commercial organisations provides you with great placement and job prospects - May be eligible for Associate membership of the Forensic Science Society when you graduate - Flexible modules so you carve the course to suit your future career path - Possibility of part time study to fit in with other commitments or professional responsibilities - Volunteering opportunities to boost your CV and stand you out from the crowd You’ll be able to gain a firm grasp of how the criminal justice system works from the crime scene to court, including how to recover, store and present evidence.