Our Courses

Unitas is an education charity specialising in criminal justice, providing high quality, vocationally relevant courses and degrees, that are affordable and accessible to all.

Designed by leading academics in criminal justice and youth justice and drawing on the experiences of managers and practitioners in the field, our courses provide an underpinning knowledge of theory and research, with a strong emphasis on their application in the workplace.

 

We offer the following qualifications:

  1. 2 X 60 credit modules– 120 credits in total
  2. Level 4 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) – equivalent to successfully completing the first year of an undergraduate degree
  3. One-third of an Honours degree
  4. Shows that you can study at university level
  5. Credits count towards other qualifications – Foundation Degree, Dip HE, BA or BA (Hons)

  1. Combine academic and workplace skills
  2. 4 X 60 credit modules – 240 credits in total
  3. Level 5 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) – equivalent to successfully completing the second year of an undergraduate degree
  4. Two-thirds of an Honours degree
  5. Top up to a BA in just 30 weeks
  6. Top up to a full BA (Hons) in 60 weeks

  1. Develop greater insight into criminal justice or youth justice theory and practice without having to already be employed in the field
  2. 4 X 60 credit modules – 240 credits in total
  3. Level 5 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) – equivalent to successfully completing the second year of an undergraduate degree
  4. Two-thirds of an Honours degree
  5. Top up to a BA in just 30 weeks
  6. Top up to a full BA (Hons) in 60 weeks

  1. A requirement for many jobs
  2. 5 X 60 credit modules – 300 credits in total
  3. Level 6 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) – equivalent to successfully completing half of the third year of an undergraduate degree
  4. Extend your understanding of criminal justice or youth justice
  5. Develop the ability to think critically, form arguments and solve problems
  6. Top up to a full BA (Hons) in just 30 weeks

  1. A requirement for many jobs
  2. 6 X 60 credit modules – 360 credits in total
  3. Level 6 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) – equivalent to successfully completing the third year of an undergraduate degree
  4. Extend your understanding of criminal justice or youth justice even further
  5. Develop the ability to think critically, form arguments and solve problems
  6. Conduct your own research project with support from a Learning Coach.

Accredited in their own right and recognised by the University of Suffolk as part of diplomas and degrees.

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Build your course

Our flexible progression route means that you can build up to a full BA (Hons) in your chosen subject by accruing credits on a module-by-module basis, gaining standalone, recognised qualifications along the way. All our modules are 60 credits each, so to get a full BA (Hons) with 360 credits, you need to complete five taught modules and an Independent Research Module. Each module you complete counts towards the next level of qualification in your chosen subject. So if you complete the Certificate of Higher Education, you gain 120 credits, meaning you are halfway towards a Foundation Degree or Diploma of Higher Education and a third of the way towards the full BA (Hons). At the end of each level, you can choose to stop studying and exit with an accredited qualification or keep adding modules to progress step-by-step to the next qualification.

 

Academic and Vocational Pathways

Our two degree programmes have both an academic and a vocational pathway. The vocational route means that students undertake a Foundation Degree which has a practice development module at Levels 4 and 5. Students can then proceed to a BA or BA (Hons) by undertaking Level 6 top-up modules. This route is intended for students who are employed or volunteering in youth or criminal justice or allied disciplines. Other students can follow an academic route where they achieve a Diploma of Higher Education rather than the Foundation Degree as they progress towards a BA or BA (Hons) degree.

Certificate of Higher Education

120 credits

Foundation Degree / Diploma of Higher Education

240 credits

Bachelor (Ordinary)
BA

300 credits

Bachelor (Honours)
BA (Hons)

360 credits