Truro and Penwith College

FdSc Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice

Rated Gold (2017) by the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and Ofsted Outstanding (2016), Truro and Penwith College provides a range of quality degree courses with employer needs in mind. All students benefit from an excellent support network that helps to put them on the best footing for a successful future after graduating. Finding themselves at home in purpose-built buildings with expert lecturers and access to industry-standard equipment, students can study a quality University course right here in Cornwall. 

A variety of people enter Higher Education with an assortment of experiences and commitments, but with the flexibility at the heart of our programmes, the College offers a compressed timetable and small class sizes to allow students to study in a relaxed and supportive environment. Whatever your background, studying University courses at Truro and Penwith College means an opportunity to study locally, the chance to fit home or part-time work around your lectures and the one thing all our students have in common – the shared experiences of a quality education right here in Cornwall.

For more information visit the Truro and Penwith College website.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • TRUR1214 English Legal System: Sources of Law

      This module is intended to introduce students to the sources of law in England and Wales. This will include examining the development of the English legal system and the creation of law by both parliament and the courts. There will also be discussion of the influence of international agreements on English and Welsh law.

    • TRUR1215 English Legal System: Legal Process

      This module will focus on the application of law in the courts. This will involve examination of the process of both criminal investigation and civil litigation, including trial process and appeals.

    • TRUR1216 Law of Torts

      This module will introduce students to tortious principles in general and then develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of particular torts including (but not limited to) negligence, nuisance, trespass, and defamation. There will also be some consideration of relevant defences and remedies. Assessment will enable students to develop skills of legal problem solving.

    • TRUR1217 Professional Practice

      Within this module students will gain an insight into the legal profession and related professional opportunities, as well as having the chance to develop relevant practical skills. These will include outline lectures on different legal topics with an introduction to practice. Learners will also undertake a work placement.

    • TRUR1218 Criminology and Crime Problems

      Students will develop an in-depth understanding of criminological theories of offending and the extent to which crime happens. A range of theories, frameworks and paradigms will be explored and analysed to develop an understanding of the application of criminological principles to law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.

    • TRUR1219 Restorative Justice and Victims of Crime

      This module is intended to encourage students to think about the practical influence of criminology on the criminal justice system, with particular reference to mechanisms of restorative justice and the role of victims in the criminal justice process.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • TRUR2208 Law of Contract

      This module will introduce students to the essential principles that underpin contractual obligations. These will be considered in relation to contract formation, the terms of a contract, vitiating factors, discharge and remedies for breach

    • TRUR2209 Public Law

      Students will examine fundamental theories and principles of constitutional and administrative law, and their application and practice within the British constitution.

    • TRUR2210 Criminal Law

      Students will consider the general requirements needed to prove criminal liability, and then consider these in the context of a range of criminal offences. Students will also investigate the defences that can be raised by a defence team.

    • TRUR2211 Research Project

      This module is intended to provide students with an opportunity to build on the skills essential for students of law, including location of information, analysis of cases and preparing and presenting information in a (including use of a law library and electronic sources).

    • TRUR2212 Criminological and Penal Theory

      The module begins by considering the many theories that have shaped criminological debates about crime and punishment. This will require extended consideration of key theories relating to penal policy and practice. There will also be discussion of social issues that affect criminal justice policy, such as gender and socio-economic status.

    • TRUR2213 Youth Justice

      Students will examine the criminal justice system from the perspective of young offenders, who are usually tried and sentenced in a different manner to adult offenders. There will be a consideration of the nature of childhood and child development, as well as some comparison with youth justice systems around the world

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree

Our partnership with Truro and Penwith College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Truro and Penwith College

We’re one of the leading colleges in the country, delivering teaching and learning to the highest level. With three modern campuses at Truro, Penwith (at Penzance) and Tregye, we provide you with a unique university experience.

Find out more about studying at Truro and Penwith College