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BA (Hons)

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Duration
3 Years
Start
September 2022
UCAS Code
M930
Delivery
Campus Taught

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.

There is a widespread and growing interest in crime in our modern society. Our Criminology and Criminal Justice degree addresses this. It meets the demand from UK Government agencies and other employers for graduates in this field.

You'll learn about criminal justice, examining how offenders and victims get treated by the system in the UK. The subject is developing rapidly as new areas of study open up for criminological investigation. You’ll explore issues around how crime gets defined and managed in our society. As you progress through the course, you’ll have the option to study in areas such as policing, the prison system or social work.

The course rigorously examines how crime gets perceived, defined and managed in communities. You'll develop a critical stance through a broad curriculum that forms an excellent exploration of this subject. Study a balanced mix of compulsory and optional modules taught by specialists in these areas.

Why study with us

  • The School has working partnerships with organisations such as Lancashire Constabulary, the Criminal Justice System, the National Health Service, the Probation Trust, and more.
  • Criminology at the University of Central Lancashire was 3rd in the North West for value-added. This is a measure of effective teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021).
  • We offer option modules on our Criminology courses, so you can tailor your degree to your interests.
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What you'll do

  • Gain a deep insight into the political, personal and social aspects of crime. Our teaching uses a wealth of cutting-edge research, delivered by award-winning research staff.
  • You can customise your learning with optional modules to hone in on areas of interest and your career aspirations.
  • You’ll enjoy student led conferences and guest visit speakers from many different sectors. These include the Lancashire Constabulary, Armed Services, the Criminal Justice System, Social Services, Magistrate and Crown Court Services amongst others.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.

100%Face-to-face

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Criminology facilities

Careers in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Two thirds of our students will follow career paths connected with their degree. Graduates have found work in:

  • UK Border Agency
  • Greater Manchester Police (GMP)
  • Local prisons
  • Drug schemes
  • Educational institutions
  • Youth offending teams

You may wish to follow a career in areas such as the police, the probation service, prisons or branches of the Home Office. This includes the Border Agency and the Criminal Justice System.

You might also consider community development work, local government administration and adult guidance work with ex-offenders. Paid employment in the voluntary sector is an increasingly important area. Positions are available in victim support and women’s refuges, among others.

Fees and Funding

2021/22
UK
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
EU
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£13000 per year
2022/23
UK
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

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This course is based in the School of Justice located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page