Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Criminology and Law

3 years
5,500 GBP/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
United Kingdom
Arden University

Program description

Our criminology and law degree will prepare you for a career in criminal justice and social service. You'll learn about crime, punishment, justice, and the legal system. Students will also study crime, society, and the law, as well as the political, psychological, and sociological aspects of criminology and crime prevention.

You can enroll in this course as a totally online program, which provides you the flexibility to study from any location in the world.

Choosing to study criminology and law is perfect if you’re looking to put your new knowledge into practice. This flexible qualification can give you access to many different career opportunities, such as:

  • Social work
  • Counselling
  • Crime prevention
  • Community work
  • Court services
  • Mental health
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Central and Local Government

Program structure


Level 4

  • Becoming a Criminologist (20 credits)
  • English Legal System and Legal Skills (20 credits)
  • Crime 1 (20 credits)
  • Civil Liberties in Practice (20 credits)
  • Working within the Criminal Justice System (20 credits)
  • Policing Priorities (20 credits)

Level 5

  • Researching the Field (20 credits)
  • Defending the Realm (20 credits)
  • Youth Crime and Justice (20 credits)
  • Crimes of the Powerful (20 credits)
  • The Prison (20 credits)
  • Crime 2 (20 credits)

Level 6

  • Victimology (20 credits)
  • Miscarriages of Justice (20 credits)
  • Professional Practice: A case study (20 credits)
  • Public International Law (20 credits)
  • Research Project (40 credits)


Studying Online

  • Fee per level - 5,500 GBP

Requirements for applicants

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
  • If you don’t currently hold the above qualifications, we also offer this course with an additional foundation year, which is designed for students who need extra support when starting their degree course

English proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English, such as a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English, can be accepted.

About the university

Arden University provides flexible and accessible higher education. From our beginnings in 1990 as the online learning partner for British institutions, we've developed to provide both online and blended learning degree programmes that match the needs of modern living. We offer more than 90 career-focused degrees, many of which are recognised by the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation, the Association for Project Management, and others.

Our mission is to shape business. You choose the self-development course and learning style, and we'll provide you the skills and insight to succeed.

Many of our students work, have families, and other commitments while studying, yet they require a Degree, Master's, or MBA to maximize their career. We love offering students the flexibility to study and attain their goals, even when they're too busy to visit a study center or be on a schedule. We hope you'll join.

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