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Law, Criminology, Policing & Sociology - Entry Programme

UK students only
6 Weeks
July 2023
Campus Taught

Are you interested in a career in or pursuing the study of Law, Criminology, Policing, & Sociology? Do you lack the Level 3 formal qualifications to apply for this degree?

Why study with us

  • A unique opportunity to gain skills and apply for degree courses in the justice sector.
  • This free programme supports career pathways for those looking to upskill or change roles.
  • We are proud of our national and international reputation. We offer a range of courses taught in real-world contexts.

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What you'll do

  • This programme supports pathways to degrees in Law, Policing, Criminology, and Sociology.
  • Over the course of six weeks, you will gain support and be assessed against the entry requirements. You will be eligible to apply for Year 0 or Year 1 of a degree in the area of Law, Criminology, Policing, and Sociology.
  • You’ll develop and enhance your confidence, self-awareness, and interpersonal skills. You will also gain an insight into what it would be like to study an undergraduate degree.

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Future careers

The Return to Study Entry Programme gives you access to a range of courses. These will help you to follow a diverse range of careers in law, policing, financial regulation, cybercrime, probation and the prison service.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of a personal statement. This must be submitted as part of the application for consideration. This programme is only available to UK/Home students.

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement for consideration. Any applications submitted without a personal statement can not be processed.

Fees and funding

This programme is free of charge.

However, we recommend considering the cost of continuing into a full-time degree. Students with existing financial commitments will need to consider the different modes of study, support, and financial options that exist.


This course is based in the School of Justice located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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