Please note that the information set out on this website relates only to the programme that commences in September 2018 If you have the ability but not the qualifications, this extended degree may be for you. This new four-year degree programme (the first student intake was in September 2016) includes a foundation year. The BA Criminology (Extended) programme’s foundation year is designed to give you: * An introduction to criminology; * An introduction to social sciences; * Improved communication skills; * Academic writing skills. After successful completion of the foundation year you will go on - over the remaining three years of the BA Criminology (Extended) programme - to explore key trans-national issues including security, terrorism, cyber-crime and the criminology of war. You will learn about crime scene investigation, forensic psychology, criminal profiling and the Criminal Justice System in the UK. Then your learning will progress onto how to carry out research on crime and criminals, which equips you for a final-year dissertation research project on a criminological topic of your choice. The programme is designed to enhance your academic knowledge, develop your academic skills and provide transferable skills to aid future employment. You will be encouraged to volunteer with various Criminal Justice agencies during your studies. We currently offer two placement-based modules that you might decide to study; one based in prison (which runs in the third year of the programme) and a work placement (which runs in the final year (i.e. the fourth year) of the programme). If you are selected for the prison course, you will study criminology alongside people currently serving sentences in prison at the prison itself. If you are selected for the work placement you will work in an agency that is either part of, or complementary to, the Criminal Justice System. Students selected for the work placement option will typically attend the placement for one day a week during the timetabled teaching weeks of the final year. Employability The University is committed to optimising student potential and maximising graduate prospects. Excellent teaching and learning, great student support and access to the University’s Guidance & Employability Team all ensure that students get the most out of their time at Greenwich. We invite employers from a wide range of agencies to meet students to discuss voluntary work and career opportunities, and students will be encouraged to make links with local communities and organisations to enhance their employability skills. Students will have the opportunity to apply to be selected to undertake a work placement in the final year of the programme - those selected will work in agency that is either part of, or complementary to, the criminal justice system. Students selected for the work placement option will typically attend the placement for one day a week during the timetabled teaching weeks of the final year. Location Students study at the University’s Greenwich campus. Designed at the end of the 17th century, this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site is often the backdrop to major film productions - including Guy Ritchie’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’. Located on the south bank of the Thames, the University is ideally placed for access to Central London. The centre of Greenwich comprises a mix of shops, restaurants, cafés, pubs and a market, as well as some of London’s well-known tourist attractions.