Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 31 October, 30 April
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: July, February
International tuition: NZ$25,500
Domestic tuition: NZ$6,091

Program overview

Criminal Justice looks at the criminal justice process and the treatment of offenders and victims. It is a multi-disciplinary field of study which seeks to draw together elements of many areas, including: policing, developmental and abnormal psychology, criminal law and procedure, sentencing and the treatment of convicted offenders. Criminology, which forms a subset of topics within Criminal Justice, primarily focuses on the theory and sociology of crime and is often less concerned with practical issues. The Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) however, builds on academic theories of crime, its causes, and the research that underpins those theories, before going on to assess the criminal justice process itself; the law, policies, and institutions that make up this system.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



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National Student Number (NSN) or New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) number (if you have one) If you are an international student you will also need your Passport details If you gained your qualifications outside of New Zealand you need to check the minimum requirements relevant to the country you studied in: The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Cambridge International Examinations; International Baccalaureate Diploma; Transition programme qualifications; Other NZ high school qualifications. If you are applying for admission to UC with qualifications gained outside of New Zealand, you need to provide evidence of your English language skills.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand

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