Criminology Level 3

What is crime? In what ways can theoretical perspectives help explain crime and criminal justice? Do intersectionality’s such as gender race and class play a part? This course will familiarise you with tenets of criminological thought and help you to gain ability in applying this knowledge to issues.

This Oxbridge course in Criminology Level 3 is aimed at students interested in criminology and learning more about crime, its causes and prevention. The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive guide to criminology, covering a wide range of disciplines such as psychology and sociology.

You will learn about the justice system and the basics of criminal profiling along with understanding the roots of crime. This is an ideal course for anyone wishing to improve knowledge of crime, its impact on society, and the ways in which justice is administered. This is an ideal course for anyone wishing to improve knowledge of crime, its impact on society, and the ways in which justice is administered.

Studying Criminology Level 3 will also help build logical and analytical skills so is relevant to a wide variety of professions, such as police and security, right through to social work and many government roles. Prior study is not a prerequisite – you just need a passion for the subject matter! Criminology offers a range of job prospects and is a very interesting topic to be involved in.

On this course you will:

  • Focus on the main theories
  • Consider how we define crime, what cause crime and the consequences of crime
  • Be given an insight into the world of crime from different perspectives, some of which you may not have considered.
An ideal course for anyone interested in learning more about crime, its causes and prevention.
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Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
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Study Hours

Up to 90 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Introduction to Criminology
  • Explain how crime is dependent on time and place.
  • Discuss the historical development of criminology.
  • Compare competing crime statistics.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

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Finally an organisation that gives constructive feedback to students – i have done a few psych/crim based courses and was getting a bit fed up with the usual ‘good or well done’ on my 3 weeks away marked assignment – i have submitted 2 and both have been back within 7 days with positive points to follow. This makes a difference, thank you. I will definitely be coming back to Oxbridge for my next course. 5 stars

So far great
Lucinda Watson

So far has been great, looking forward to spending more time on it.

All round good experience
Dil Choudhry

The course was well presented and I found submitting my work easy. My work was returned to me in a timely manner with constructive comments. All round good experience.

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