This online learning course is designed for students who want to ‘top up’ to an Honours Degree, having already completed a Level 5 qualification such as an HND or Foundation Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Services, Policing or similar subject. It is also suitable for those who have achieved a similar level of experience as practitioners in the criminal justice system and want to formalise this to gain a degree qualification.
You will take four year-long modules which cover a broad range of subjects representing contemporary issues and debates in crime and justice. The modules are as followed: Global Crimes, Interpersonal Violence, Justice and Punishment and Crime Research and Investigation.
In addition to these modules, you will be able to follow a programme of activities to support your employability, including careers presentations from professionals working in criminal justice and other relevant sectors. You’ll have access to our ‘Your Future Plan’ team who offer a range of workshops as well as one-to-one support on practical skills training, careers planning, and job-hunting techniques.
The programme is delivered entirely online. Each week, for about six to eight hours, you will join live lectures or seminars led by your tutors. If you are a full-time student you should expect these scheduled sessions to take place over two weekdays, an arrangement which maximises your flexibility for organising personal commitments around your studies. Other activities are set for you to follow before or after your scheduled online classes in order to consolidate your learning and prepare for your assessments. You will be fully supported by a personal tutor.
Although all the learning and assessment for the programme is designed so that you can complete it entirely online, we offer optional opportunities for you to visit our campus to meet tutors and undertake ‘enrichment’ activities, for instance using our Crime Scene House.
Here's an example of the types of modules you'll study (the contents and structure of the course are reviewed occasionally, but it is unlikely that there will be significant change).
Module information is not available for this programme.
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Begin a career that has a significant impact with our Crime and Criminal Justice course. This course is specifically tailored for individuals interested in pursuing work in the police service, prisons, probation, or community rehabilitation.
The course offers a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system. Through our industry connections, you will gain valuable insights into the complexities of crime, law, and justice. We combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills to adequately prepare you for various positions within the criminal justice sector.
Our main focus is to enhance your understanding of the causes and consequences of crime, as well as equip you with the necessary skills to address them effectively. Graduates of this program are well-prepared to contribute to community safety and rehabilitation, playing a crucial role in shaping fair and just societies.
The BSc in Crime and Criminal Justice offers flexible learning from home, to gain a university accredited degree, with access to experts and a range of resources online to support your studies. Our approach is student centred and encourages you to make the most of your time with us.
Our partnership with the Ministry of Justice means our students can take part in their mentoring scheme – which has been shortlisted as a finalist for excellence in career and employability service engagement (Target Jobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2020).
Course content is delivered by staff with industry experience relating to crime and criminal justice, and are also leading national experts in their field.
Professor Jane Monckton Smith regularly appears on television programmes such as Crimewatch, Newsnight and documentaries, providing important insight into the investigation of violent crimes and forensics.
Jane Monckton Smith, Professor of Public Protection