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Burnley to train next generation of criminologists
2:00pm Monday 26th August 2013 in News
FIRST there was CSI Burnley. Now, the town is set to become the training ground for the next generation of ‘Crackers’ to probe the mindsets of modern criminals.
For the first time, the UCLan campus in Princess Way will offer a BA honours degree in law and criminology, the field made famous by Robbie Coltrane’s character in the ITV drama.
The UCLan campus already offers a sister course, criminology and psychology, and is also now set to run criminology and criminal justice certificates for aspiring crimebusters.
Another honours degree in education and psychology is also being introduced as part of six new BA courses for 2013 onwards at Burnley.
Peter Mounsey, the campus’ higher education and professional studies manager, said: "The introduction of the new courses continues to demonstrate UCLan Burnley’s commitment to providing high quality courses for local students in a wide range of disciplines, leading them to achieve exceptional careers."
The new criminology degree will see students pick up the fundamentals of the discipline at Burnley in their first year, including modules on the legal system, crime and morality and public law, before completing the final two years at UCLan’s Preston base.
Back in 2009, UCLan had plans to house its School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences on a 13-acre site at New Copy Farm in Habergham Eaves.
But university bosses eventually decided to locate the facility, now the largest of its kind in the country, within the main Preston campus.
The centre allows crucial work to be carried out in the fields of criminal investigation, war crimes and natural disasters, and covers DNA profiling, forensic anthropology and taphonomy - the study of fossilisation.
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