Criminology and Criminal Justice (Top-Up) (BA (Hons))

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
16 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 6167 per total

How you will study
part-time, online

Course starts
April

International course fees
GBP 6167 per total

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About Criminology and Criminal Justice (Top-Up) at University of Essex Online

If you have previously completed a criminal justice related foundation level degree (or equivalent), this course provides a route on to a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.

Our Criminal Justice (Top-up) degree is designed to equip you with a broad-based and thorough understanding of the rapidly changing environment and operations of the current criminal justice system.

By completing this route you will be able to top-up your existing qualification to a degree-level qualification. It is ideal if you are looking to progress your career and can also provide a stepping stone to future postgraduate studies.

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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 study16 months
    Course startsAprilDomestic course feesGBP 6167 per totalInternational course feesGBP 6167 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

If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.0. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

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