BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

Can be taken anytime (48 months)
Course Type
Professional Training Course
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Course Fee

Course Overview

Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree is a broad-based programme of study that explores both the social and personal aspects of crime. It examines some of the most serious concerns we face as a society, 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? The course requires a critical engagement with criminology theory, research methods and the history of crime and punishment.

On successful completion of your degree course, you will receive a degree validated by the University of Essex and be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

Who should take this course

Studying a BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice prepares you for a career with employers in the criminal justice system, public policy, social work or local government. It

Career options after graduation

Graduates from our BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree are fully-prepared to enter into a very varied selection of roles including the police, probation, prisons, youth work, youth offending services and private and voluntary sectors.


BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice validated by University of Essex

Course content

Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree is a wide-ranging course, preparing students for a career in many different areas. Students also develop critical thinking skills and learn how to analyse and reflect upon different sociological, legal and economic theories. As well as a range of transferable workplace skills, students also gain an understanding of the social and personal aspects of crime and much more.

About Course Provider

Who we are

Our mission is to make education accessible to everyone, everywhere, by delivering quality online undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. All of our courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning (Essex) Limited, an experienced online learning provider and part of Kaplan, Inc., the UK’s leading global provider of diverse education and training.

Our courses

All of our courses are 100% online and part-time. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in topics such as business, law, psychology, criminology, health and our ever-popular MBA.

Our programmes are developed by industry leaders and subject experts and all module content is tailored specifically to promote maximum engagement while learning online. University of Essex Online students will benefit from receiving all the support students normally receive on campus, plus the invaluable benefit of flexibility. Our recorded lectures, access to eBooks (included in the price of your fees) and online class discussion forums mean that you can fit your study around your work, family and other commitments.

Support we offer

All of our students have a dedicated Student Support Adviser who acts as a first point of contact, and mentor. Students also receive regular and prompt academic feedback from their tutors. We have consistently received outstanding overall student satisfaction ratings from the independent National Student Survey, scoring an average of 92% across all five years.

Fees and funding

Our fees are the same for all students and in order to make it more affordable, we offer simple monthly payment plans to spread the cost of your studies. Alternatively, our students can benefit from 10% discount if they pay the full course fee up-front.

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