What is Distance Learning?
Whereas traditional campus-based study requires students to live in, or travel to, Leicester, students on distance learning (DL) courses study at home – from anywhere in the UK or from anywhere in the world. Your learning materials are sent to you through the post and accessed online. Distance learning with the Department of Criminology means studying in your own time and at your own pace, so you can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments. At the end of the course you will have a fully recognised degree, just the same as those awarded to students on campus.
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Undergraduate Distance Learning Courses
If you have not attended higher education, or have professional rather than academic qualfications then you will usually apply for an Undergraduate Degree. This will usually be a BA (Bachelor of Arts) or a BSc (Bachelor of Science) so is sometimes called a Bachelors Degree. At the Department of Criminology we offer a Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management. This is equivalent to the first two years of a normal Bachelors Degree. We then offer those who have completed the Foundation Degree with us, the opportunity to progress to the BA in Security and Risk Management.
Postgraduate Distance Learning Courses
If you already have a Bachelors Degree, or significant professional experience, the next level up is a Masters Degree (usually an MA or MSc), which is typically called a Postgraduate Degree. Our Masters Degrees by distance learning are recognised postgraduate qualifications which are studied over two years. They are more academically challenging than an undergraduate degree but allow you to gain a higher level qualification. We offer three MSc programmes by distance learning. Please follow the link below for further information.