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Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology (Hons)
Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology (Hons)

Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology (Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and 4/D Mathematic.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

Perhaps you're interested in Criminal Justice and Criminology, but haven't found the course which feels right for you? Our Criminology and Criminal Justice programme offers cutting-edge modules such as Terrorism and Criminology, Policing and Society, Gender and Crime, War Crimes, Drugs, Crime and Criminology and Imprisonment and Justice, allowing you to explore a range of the most pressing social issues of today.

Throughout the degree, you will begin to understand that Criminology is the study of the anatomy of a crime, specifically its causes, consequences and costs. Criminal justice, on the other hand, refers to established systems for dealing with crime, specifically detection of crime, detaining of criminals, and criminal prosecution and punishment.

If you wish to pursue career opportunities in criminal justice, you will study the different components of criminal justice, and if you're interested in pursuing a career as a criminologist, you will study the behaviour patterns, backgrounds, and sociological trends of criminals.While both fields are different, criminologists and criminal justice professionals work together in the criminal justice system to thwart crime.

On the course, you will:

  • Investigate the nature of crime and criminality and develop an understanding of the various issues, debates, and approaches within the criminal justice system and criminology 
  • Engage with a range of current issues and debates on some of the most pressing social issues, such as national security, drug policy and the sex trade
  • Examine how and why offenders should be punished and explore how society defines and manages crime
  • Be taught research-informed course content so that they develop the skills to carry out their own criminological research, together with a range of other transferable skills
  • Engage with important Criminal Justice contacts – we have close professional relationships with the Hertfordshire Constabulary, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Herts Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (HACRO) and Answers Investigation
  • Be taught by internationally-recognised experts in criminology and draw on their expertise in Criminal Justice Process, Criminology, and Academic skills in Criminology
  • Learn the concepts, theories and methods they need to understand the realities of crime and control and the practical skills that will allow them to participate in the criminal justice process

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each. 

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Criminal Justice Process, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Understanding Crime and Deviance, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Academic Skills in Criminology, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • History of Crime in Society, 30 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Psychology of Crime, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Sociological Theories of Crime, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Policing and Society, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Imprisonment and Justice, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Gender and Crime, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Youth and Crime, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Ethnicity and Crime, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Criminal Evidence, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Terrorism and Criminology, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Dissertation, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Terrorism, 15 Credits, Optional
  • State Crime, 15 Credits, Optional
  • White Collar Crime, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Human Rights, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Organised Crime, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Cybercrime, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Study Abroad, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Law Placement Year, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Hate Crime and Discrimination, 15 Credits, Optional
  • War Crimes, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Punishment and Society, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Victimology, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Media and Crime, 15 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • 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.
  • You will also have access to the University's Careers, Employment and Enterprise Service who can help you with seeking work experience, applying for jobs or starting up your own business. If you wanted to further your studies, we also have a number of postgraduate options for you to consider.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single:300 GBP/year

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