Criminology and criminal justice degrees online

Studying our criminology and criminal justice degree courses provides you with a unique insight into the fascinating and far-reaching field of crime and the criminal justice system. All of our modules are delivered entirely online through our state of the art Virtual Learning Environment, which provides you with access to your course wherever you are in the world. All modules are taught by experienced academics or professionals who have gained a wealth of experience from time spent working in the criminal justice system. A dedicated student support team is also on hand throughout your studies to offer you guidance and support whenever necessary. Whether you have work or family commitments, take control of where and when you study, as you earn a qualification validated by a leading UK university from a thriving online criminology department.

Choosing a criminal justice degree

Our criminology and criminal justice degree programmes cover a broad range of modules that represent some of the most interesting areas that criminology and criminal justice have to offer. Our students are well placed to find work in a variety of areas including: the police, the probation service, the prison service, local authorities, various security services and a diverse range of private sector roles. The emphasis on personal development within our distance learning courses means our graduates are well equipped to find careers in this evolving job market.

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Criminology and Criminal Justice degrees we offer:

Meet the faculty

A good teacher can make learning come to life. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and your tutors are a big part of this. You can learn more about any of the tutors you will be studying under by reading their profiles here.


CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice is a level 4 qualification that looks at the institutions and methods society uses to control and prevent crime. It can be a standalone course or used to progress onto the full BA (Hons). Find out more.

BA (Hons)

Our Criminology and Criminal Justice BA (Hons) is a level 6 qualification that focuses on the scientific study of crime and criminal behaviour, as well as the infrastructure we put in place to cope with it. Find out more.

BA (Hons) top up

Our BA (Hons) Criminal Justice Top-up is used to top up existing level 5 qualification into a full BA (Hons) degree. Find out more to check if you meet the entry requirements of study.

Student testimonials

Online study can be daunting if you're new to it or if you don't know anyone who's learnt online before. To help you decide if it's right for you, you can read what some of our graduates thought of it here.