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Criminology and Criminal Justice BA (Hons)

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

If you have an enquiring mind and are interested in why that particular serial killer committed those crimes, then studying this degree will develop your understanding of the social and personal aspects of crime. The course goes that little bit further by including criminal justice and examining how and why offenders should be punished. The subject is developing rapidly as new areas of study open up for criminological investigation. You will explore issues concerning how crime is defined and managed in our society and will have the opportunity to specialise so that you can tailor your degree depending on the career path you are interested in eg policing, the prison service or social work. Graduates follow careers in areas such as the police, the probation service, prisons and branches of the Home Office such as the Border Agency and the Criminal Justice Social Work. Students might also consider community development work, local government administration and adult guidance work with ex-offenders. Paid employment in the voluntary sector is an increasingly important area with positions in victim support and women’s refuges etc. Graduates have joined the UK Border Agency, Greater Manchester Police (GMP), local prisons, drug schemes, educational institutions and youth offending teams. Two thirds of our students will follow career paths connected with their degree.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

12,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

An affordable city for students, Preston was also named as best place in the UK’s North West to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Guide 2019).
UCLan is culturally-diverse, home to students from 120 countries and with international partnerships across the globe.
Students get free sports centre membership, allowing them to use the new Sir Tom Finney sports centre and the 64-acre UCLan Sports Arena.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 103 3

    39th out of 102 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    121 55%

    54th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    84th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    35th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    120 61%

    46th

    20
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    41st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    14th

    40

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