This programme provides students with an excellent opportunity to study a range of areas within the field of criminal justice at a more challenging and academic level than they may have previously experienced. It draws up experience and expertise from subject areas such as law, criminology and psychology to provide students with the skills and knowledge you will need for a career within the criminal justice system. Students who complete the FdA and successfully progress to this third stage of study would graduate with BA in Applied Criminal Justice Studies. The course is also available to serving or recently retired police officers who have sufficient operational experience that can be accredited across the first two years of the award. **By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:** + All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits). + If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. + Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.