Criminology and Criminal Justice (BA (Hons))

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
48 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 18480 per total

How you will study
part-time, online

Course starts
April

International course fees
GBP 18480 per total

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About Criminology and Criminal Justice at University of Essex Online

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.

You gain 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.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyPart-time, OnlineHow long you will study48 months
    Course startsAprilDomestic course feesGBP 18480 per totalInternational course feesGBP 18480 per total

Notes about fees for this course

Our fees are the same for all students, and anyone will receive a 10% discount if they pay the full course fee payment up-front.

Entry requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience. There are two entry routes onto our BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree programme:

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree programme you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

Two A-levels, or equivalent; plus

If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

You will be required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies

2. Work Experience Entry Route

To apply for the BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree via our Work Experience Entry Route you must meet the following criteria:

GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent

Three year’s relevant work experience; plus

If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent

If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

You are required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies.

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