Criminology and Criminal Justice Degrees


BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice


Location: Online
Qualification: BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mode of study: Part-time
Standard duration: 48 months
Places available: There are places available in 2014
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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About the BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice course

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.

Why study this subject?

Studying BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice will provide you with a range of skills and knowledge useful for a career within the criminal justice system or in other areas such as public policy, social work or local government. You will 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 will also gain transferable skills in research, time management and written communication.

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Location: Online
Qualification: BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mode of study: Part-time
Standard duration: 48 months
Places available: There are places available in 2014
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Introduction

The Bachelors degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits.

Level 4 modules:

Level 5 modules:

75 credits from the following options:

Level 6 modules:

For module descriptions and learning outcomes, please download the BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice Module Specification Booklet (PDF)

Location: Online
Qualification: BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mode of study: Part-time
Standard duration: 48 months
Places available: There are places available in 2014
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

Studying online offers you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – you can learn at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else where you have internet access.

All of our online undergraduate courses have a standard study duration which indicates the length of time it should take you to complete your studies.

It is possible to complete your studies faster than the standard course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times during your course, however minimum study durations apply.

Teaching methods and style

Unlike a traditional university environment, our online degree courses utilise a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments.

You are supported throughout your criminal justice course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor.

Methods of assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Criminology and criminal justice assignments are based on real life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis.

You will always be aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve.

We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform;
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date;
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams;
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser;
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria.

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your Bachelors degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

Location: Online
Qualification: BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mode of study: Part-time
Standard duration: 48 months
Places available: There are places available in 2014
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to get a degree. You can enhance both your education and career with a degree from a top UK university regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments.

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferrable to the workplace.

Career destinations

Careers linked to criminology and criminal justice are very varied and this course provides excellent training for work within the police, probation, prisons, youth work, youth offending services and private and voluntary sectors. Other 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.

Location: Online
Qualification: BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mode of study: Part-time
Standard duration: 48 months
Places available: There are places available in 2014
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Entry requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience. In order to start a degree you will need to have GCSE grade C or above, or its equivalent, in English and Mathematics. If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent is required.

Academic

In addition to the above you must have, as a minimum, one of the following:

  • one full A-Level
  • an Advanced GNVQ, NVQ or other similar vocational qualification
  • an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship that includes vocational qualifications similar to the above

Experience

If you do not meet the minimum academic standards, you will need to demonstrate that you are currently working and have a minimum of three years of employment in an environment where a significant element of the work is in areas identified in the modules in the BA (Hons) degree.

You will also need to demonstrate that lack of prior qualifications is not a fair reflection of aptitude for higher education. We assess this by talking to you and reviewing your employment history and the quality of your application form. We may require you to complete additional basic literacy and numeracy tests prior to acceptance onto the programme.

Widening access

Applicants who are not eligible through our academic or experience entry routes may be allowed to enter via the Widening Access Route. These applicants will be assessed holistically and will be required to pass the Kaplan Academic Readiness Assessment. Applicants may be offered a place on the basis of previous work experience, non-academic achievements or any other criteria which the assessor believes demonstrates a candidate’s ability to successfully complete the programme. Work experience of less than ten years is unlikely to provide the necessary work experience requirements.

Location: Online
Qualification: BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mode of study: Part-time
Standard duration: 48 months
Places available: There are places available in 2014
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

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