BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

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The final step in the route towards a full BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree, this online and part-time course gives students a range of skills and knowledge useful for a career within the criminal justice system, within public policy, social work or local government.
The broad programme of study covers some of the most serious concerns we face as a society as well as criminology theory, research methods and the history of crime and punishment.
Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree is a wide-ranging course, preparing students for a career in many different areas.
Students also develop critical thinking skills and learn how to analyse and reflect upon different sociological, legal and economic theories. As well as a range of transferable workplace skills, students also gain an understanding of the social and personal aspects of crime and much more.
Graduates from our BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree are fully-prepared to enter into a very varied selection of roles including the police, probation, prisons, youth work, youth offending services and private and voluntary sectors.
Other opportunities include roles within criminal justice services such as court custody officers and drug or alcohol workers. Students have also moved into civil service, journalism or professional positions within the voluntary sector such as fund-raisers and project managers.

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