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