Do you have an enquiring mind? Are you interested in why people commit crime or become victims of crime? If so, then this course could be for you. Discover the political, personal and social aspects of crime with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
The course goes that little bit further by including criminal justice and examining how offenders and victims are treated by the criminal justice system. The subject is developing rapidly as new areas of study open up for criminological investigation. You’ll explore issues concerning how crime is defined and managed in our society and will have the opportunity to specialise so that you can tailor your degree depending on the career path you are interested in, eg policing, the prison service or social work.
Full-time: Three years (four years with sandwich year), Part-time: Usually five years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
Options: choose TWO
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 104 - 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction - Distinction* Distinction*
Pass Access Course: with 106 - 112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104 - 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
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BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice (2014)
Encouraged by her supportive family, Debra started on the Foundation Year and under the guidance of supportive staff she gained an excellent grounding in the skills needed to proceed onto the BA [Hons] Criminology/Criminal Justice Degree programme.
BA Hons Criminology AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (2015) / LLM- MASTERS OF LAWS WITH LAW-with DISTINCTION (2018)
The areas of Criminology and Criminal Justice have always been of great interest to me. I opted to study these subjects purely for interest on a part time basis after starting a family, and working part time for Local Government.
BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice (2017)
Mature student Mandi Whittle talks about her journey to graduating from the BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice course.
Ba (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2018
The journey that led me to study Criminology and Criminal Justice at UCLan started in my early teens, when I developed a passion for learning about the Law, how the Criminal Justice system worked and reasons why people committed crimes. Whilst most of my friends were watching reality TV shows, I was watching documentaries and listening to audiobooks on the legal system and historical crimes.
This course is based in the Lancashire Law School
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.