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BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Essex Online
Length: 48 months
Study pace: Part time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Study allowances: Yes
Location: Online / distance learning
Language: English
Start date: Start dates throughout the year
Price: 18,480 GBP

Program description

Program description

BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice - University of Essex Online

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a comprehensive program that addresses the multiple factors that affect crime, including societal and personal factors. Throughout the program, you will explore current topics in criminology and criminal justice, and the primary concerns facing societies today. You will engage with important questions, such as: What causes crime and criminal behaviour? Can crime be prevented? How and why should we punish offenders? How does criminal justice link to social justice?

Coursework in the program emphasises criminology theory, research methods and the history of crime and punishment. Through engaging with currently topics and best practices, you will develop an understanding of  the social and personal aspects of crime, develop critical thinking skills, and become confident in your ability to analyse and reflect upon different sociological, legal and economic theories. You also gain transferable skills in research, time management and written communication.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements are flexible and based on both academic merit and work-based experience.

Degree & diploma

BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

Training Course Content

University of Essex Online degree programs are designed to help graduates develop the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.

Delivered entirely online, the BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice provides context and understanding for students interested in pursuing careers within the police, probation, prisons, youth work, youth offending services and private and voluntary sectors. Other career opportunities include roles within criminal justice services such as court custody officers and drug or alcohol workers. Students have also moved into civil service, journalism or professional positions within the voluntary sector such as fund-raisers and project managers.

Tuition & fees

UK or EU undergraduate students who are residents of the UK or the EU eligible for a government-backed student loan from Student Finance England. For those who are ineligible for a tuition fee loan, University of Essex Online offers a simple monthly payment plan. 21-day money back guarantees are also available. A 10% discount is available for students who pay all course fees up front. 

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Kaplan Open Learning

University of Essex Online

Kaplan Open Learning has been collaborating with University of Essex under the name of University of Essex Online since 2007, providing high-quality online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The degree programs created from this partnership are carefully curated by subjects experts...

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University of Essex Online

West Gate, 6 Grace Street
LS1 2RP Leeds
United Kingdom

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