Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology

Qualification code: 98681
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 23375
APS/AS: 20
Rules:
Students should note that during the course of their studies, they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet. Students should note that during the course of their studies, they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet. Students must follow the same stream from level one throughout to level three.
Purpose statement:
The purposes of this qualification include: - To familiarise learners with the content and basic theories of a number of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, at the basic and intermediate level, and to provide them with a deeper grasp of one or more of these disciplines taken at exit level (level 7), as well as to enable them to place new knowledge in context and to use appropriate methods for seeking resolution of problems; - To provide learners with a variety of basic scholarly and intellectual competencies, including the ability to question critically the assumptions of a limited range of theories and authorities, and to develop an understanding of elementary research methods used within one or more disciplines; - To equip learners with the ability to give an accurate account of scholarly positions and the competence to express their own opinions clearly and coherently, both in written and oral communication; - To prepare learners for post learner study; - To provide learners with a well-rounded and broad education across a number of disciplines, thus preparing them for a wide range of professions crucial to the welfare of society; - To produce learners who are able to think laterally, critically and creatively; - To produce learners who are prepared for life-long learning; - To produce learners who understand the principles of, and are capable of critical citizenship.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

RULES ON NQF LEVEL 5:
Students who completed EUP1501 for this qualification, do not need to complete SJD1501. Students who
have already passed PYC1501 for this qualification, will retain the credit and do not have to
register for IOP1501. This does not mean the modules are equivalent.






Second level

RULES ON NQF LEVEL 6:
Students who have already passed IOP209Y for this qualification, will retain the credit and do not
have to register for IOP2605. Students who have completed CMP2601 for this qualification, do not
need to register for CRW2601. This does not mean the modules are equivalent.



Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CMY2601 - Crime Risk Perspectives
CMY2602 - Principles of Crime Prevention, Reduction and Control
CMY2603 - Child and Youth Misbehaviour
CMY2604 - Dealing with Young Offenders
CMY2606 - An Introduction to Research Methodology in Criminology
Group B: Law Stream. Choose either Stream B or Stream C or Stream D
ADL2601 - Administrative Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & SJD1501 (Not applicable to 02291, 99303, 99304 & 99311)
CRW2601 - General Principles of Criminal Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & SJD1501
CRW2603 - Selected Topics of Criminal Law Recommendation:Should be taken after completing CRW1501 (Not applicable to 90002, 98220, 98681 & 98683)
CSL2601 - Constitutional Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & PLS1502 (Not applicable to 02291, 99303 & 99304 however, JUST PLS1502 is not applicable to 98681 & 90002, but only until 2021)
FUR2601 - Fundamental Rights Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & PLS1502 (Not applicable to 02291, 99301, 99302, 99303, 99304 & BTPLC, however JUST PLS1502 is not applicable to 98218, 98220, 98681, 98683 & 90002, but only until 2021)
IOS2601 - Interpretation of Statutes Pre-requisite:ILW1501 (Not applicable to 98318, 99303 & 99304)
PVL2601 - Family Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & PVL1501 (PVL1501 not applicable to 98681)
Group C: Corrections Management Stream. Choose either Stream B or Stream C or Stream D
PEN2601 - Correctional Services Administration II: Module I: Fundamental Penology Recommendation:Should follow on PEN1502 and PEN2605
PEN2602 - Correctional Services Administration II: Module II: Social Dynamics in a Correctional Centre Recommendation:Should follow on PEN1502 and PEN2605
PEN2603 - Correctional Services Administration III: Module I: Community Corrections Recommendation:Should follow on PEN1502 and PEN2605
PEN2604 - Introduction to Correctional Management
PEN2605 - Correctional Services Administration I: Module 1: Correctional Security
PEN2606 - Admission and Release Mechanism
PEN2608 - Correction and Care
Group D: Psychology Stream. Choose either Stream B or Stream C or Stream D
IOP2602 - Organisational Psychology Pre-requisite:IOP1601 or IOP102N
IOP2604 - Psychological Adjustment in the Work Context Pre-requisite:IOP1601 or IOP102N
IOP2605 - Human Capacity Development Pre-requisite:IOP1601 or IOP102N
IOP2608 - Forensic Industrial Psychology
PYC2601 - Personality Theories
PYC2605 - HIV/AIDS Care and Counselling
PYC2614 - Community psychology: Building foundations

Third level

RULES ON NQF LEVEL 7:
Students who completed CMP3701 for this qualification, do not need to complete CPR3701. Students who
completed EVI3701 for this qualification, do not need to complete LEV3701. Students who completed
EVI3702 for this qualification, will retain the credit and do not need to register for MRL3702. This
does not mean the modules are equivalent.


Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CMY3701 - The Explanation of Crime
CMY3702 - Crime Typologies
CMY3704 - Formal Reaction to Crime
CMY3705 - Victimology
CMY3706 - Contemporary Criminological Issues
CMY3708 - Qualitative Research Methodology in Criminology
CMY3709 - Quantitative Research Methodology in Criminology
Group B: Law Stream. Choose either Stream B or Stream C or Stream D
CPR3701 - Criminal Procedure Pre-requisite:SJD1501, PLS1502 & CSL2601 (PLS1502 not applicable to 98681 & 90002, but only until 2021)
LEV3701 - Law of Evidence Pre-requisite:SJD1501 & CRW2601 (CRW2601 - not applicable to 98220, 98681 & 98750)
MRL3702 - Labour Law Pre-requisite:ADL2601
Group C: Corrections Management Stream. Choose either Stream B or Stream C or Stream D
PEN3701 - Restorative Justice in Corrections
PEN3703 - Special Needs Offenders
PEN3705 - Youth Corrections
Group D: Psychology Stream. Choose either Stream B or Stream C or Stream D
PYC3702 - Abnormal Behaviour and Mental Health
PYC3703 - Cognition: Thinking, Memory and Problem Solving
PYC3716 - Community psychology: Working for change Pre-requisite:PYC2604 or PYC2614 or PYC205A