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36 - 72 months
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BA (Hons) Criminal Justice
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Arden University
Discover the theories of why people commit crimes, and the methods to prevent criminal behaviour in one flexible course.
This bachelor's programme is designed for students at any stage of their educational or professional life who aspire to work in criminology. The course modules provide essential insight into areas of the criminal justice system, while allowing you to critically examine debates in criminology

Learning outcomes

Graduates of BA (Hons) Criminal Justice will possess career-ready skills in:

  • Understanding contemporary theories in the field of criminology
  • The functions and reach of law in England and Wales
  • Human rights in the context of law, and the development of youth justice
  • Applying the theories of criminal behaviour to creating crime prevention methods
  • Analysing ethical issues in criminology work
  • With Arden University, you’ll have access to an engaging and easy to navigate online learning platform called ilearn. Available on desktop and mobile devices, ilearn supports and encourages you to take control of your studies. Providing everything you need to complete your programme in one accessible place, ilearn features:

    • A virtual classroom, library, diary, and lecture theatre rolled into one
    • All of your modules, study materials, career support, and schedules
    • Downloadable module materials so you can access the course when offline
    • Access to an online library containing thousands of e-journals, e-books, podcasts, and videos
    • Engaging forums where you can interact, debate, and discuss ideas with your tutors and fellow students
    • A high school diploma or equivalent qualifications in two subjects at GCE A level plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level.
    • If you are not an English native speaker, you will be required to provide us with a proof of English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above (no less than 5.5 in any element).

    Arden University is happy to consider an application from you if you can show them you have the motivation to study the programme.

  • This programme allows you to explore theories and causes of criminal behaviour, as well as human rights and the English legal system. Discover areas of criminology such as environmental criminology and cyber crime, and study how psychology, politics, and social policy are related to the discussion of criminal justice.

    Year 1

    • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
    • Crime & Society
    • Criminal Justice System
    • English Legal System
    • Criminal Law
    • Inequalities in the Modern World

    Year 2

    • Research and Ethics in Action
    • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
    • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
    • Environmental Criminology
    • European Union Law
    • Policing and Police Powers
    • Abnormality & The Deviant Other

    Year 3

    • Cybercrime
    • Youth Justice
    • Crime Prevention
    • Law of Evidence
    • Research Planning & Project

    Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

  • Graduates will have a thorough understanding of criminal justice and crime, and possess transferable skills such as problem solving, independent research, and effective communication. This degree will open up a range of professional opportunities in:

    • Social work
    • Youth justice
    • Law and research
    • Local authorities
  • If you’d like to apply, please click on the Apply Now or Start Application button on the page. Please fill in the form and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you’ve submitted your application form, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours.


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I am working for a global firm in a quite senior position, and my hope is that my LLB journey will inspire one or two colleagues to do something similar.
— Detloff Rump, Arden University
You can earn a full time wage, work full-time and support your family as well as study on the side. Definitely I'd recommend it.
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