Criminology leaders unveil revamped degree after success of new police collaboration
October 13 2017
A CRIMINOLOGY course lauded for its teaching quality will unveil more innovative modules and ground-breaking techniques to keep students at the cutting edge of the justice system.
The Criminology and Criminal Justice team at Wrexham Glyndwr University is celebrating record postgraduate numbers on the back of a strong summer recruitment drive.
Dr Sarah Dubberley, Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice says the programme is growing in stature, reinforced by its position as number one in Wales for Teaching in that subject, according to the National Student Survey 2017.
The department is working on innovative themes and topics that will keep students at the forefront of criminal justice developments having recently re-validated the programme for the 2017/18 academic year.
“There will be a lot of new opportunities for students joining us in the next academic year,” said Sarah (pictured right).
“Our modules use topical cases from public life and those that are in the news. Not only it is a fascinating way to learn, but we are able to follow developments and apply these real-life scenarios to their studies.
“This combined with a work placement element means our students are not just sat reading from a text book, they’re getting experience and a first-hand look at the sector they plan to enter on graduating.”
Reflecting on the rise in postgraduate students, programme leader of the MA Criminology and Criminal Justice, Dr Caro Gorden added: “We are delighted to have so many students engaging with the Master’s degree, which offers a one year full time and two year part time route and includes range of contemporary modules such as The Terrorism Risk and Attachment and Crime, which are closely aligned with key issues in the sector.”
Vice Chancellor, Professor Maria Hinfelaar, has encouraged all subject areas to focus on employability, ensuring students are job ready when they leave Wrexham Glyndwr and enter the world of work.
There is no better example of this than the new BA (Hons) Policing, unveiled just weeks ago.
Dr Caroline Hughes, Associate Head in the School of Social and Life Sciences, said: “I would like to welcome the first cohort of student on the BA (Hons) Policing and wish them well this year.
“The Policing degree is one of several exciting new programmes in the School of Social and Life Sciences, and we look forward to seeing it grow.”