BA (Hons) Criminal Justice and Criminology

BA (Hons) Criminal Justice and Criminology

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: apply between 25 February and early July
Processing time: 14 days
Application fee: £20
Intakes: September
International tuition: £13,450
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

In your first year, you will learn how attitudes towards crime and punishment have evolved. You’ll explore the stages of the justice system, from arrest to release. You’ll explore the schemes in place to reintegrate ex-offenders back into society. You’ll recognise its strengths. In your second year, you’ll specialise in an area that fascinates you. Want to know more about the psychology of crime?  Question if psychology can be used to shape how the public see criminality. Or what about the race and crime debate? Look at the evidence on media stereotyping. Explore how this could lead to an increase in criminalising minority ethnic people. Between your second and final year, you’ll have the possibility to study abroad or do a work placement for up to a year. Not only will this give you an amazing experience to talk about but will also give your CV a boost. Shape your entire third year. Choose all your modules. You could explore how the media report crime events. Compare social moral panics to the official statistics.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



The normal entry requirements for undergraduate degrees are completion of 12 years of school education and successful completion of a school leaving certificate equivalent to UK 'A' Levels. A Level - BCC; or equivalent GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and 4/D Mathematics; or equivalent All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue a range of careers, working within the field of criminal justice and beyond. The opportunities are endless but just to name a few you could end up working within the police, probation, youth offending or prison services, crime prevention and criminological research.

Campus location

Hatfield , United Kingdom

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