BA (Hons) Criminal Justice (Top-up) (Part-time) - 2019 Entry

Reasons to study Criminal Justice

  • This degree course will prepare you for a number of career pathways in spheres such as policing, probation, prisons, youth justice or drugs and alcohol.
  • This course can offer a route into many careers within the criminal justice sector, and although it is not a Qualifying Law Degree, it can also lead to partially satisfying the next academic stage of training for those intending to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister.
  • Delivered by accomplished lecturers with extensive industry experience in all areas of the criminal justice system.
Start and End Date: September 2019 - June 2021
Duration: 2 years, part-time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre
2019 Tuition Fee: £3,750 per year
Entry Requirements: You must have a minimum of 240 credits that have been achieved from the foundation degree in Criminal Justice.
Programme Specification: Download the programme specification
Course Contact: Lee Curran
Telephone: 01744 623287
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Validated by: University of Chester

The BA (Hons) Criminal Justice top-up degree is a multidisciplinary subject and has been designed to cover a wide spectrum of subject related modules.

The course aims to further develop knowledge and understanding of crime and criminal justice through the delivery of a variety of modules to develop skills, which are required to work in the criminal justice system by ensuring that you can apply theory to practice in risk assessments, pre-sentence reports, action plans and intervention strategies. Turning paper inspiration into practical reality will be a central element of the course. Additionally, you will be introduced to both legal and criminological research skills, focusing on criminal law and criminal justice processes.

Entering this degree, having completed our foundation degree or, perhaps with work experience in a relevant field, this degree combines rigorous academic activity to further enhance your knowledge and employability.

Ref: Lee Curran

Six reasons to study Criminal Justice


Strong emphasis on employability, as the degree has been designed in consultation with local and regional employers

Success Rates

The degree course has a high success rate of graduates successfully progressing into a range of relevant employment opportunities

Accomplished Lecturers

All degree courses are delivered by accomplished lecturers with extensive industry experience in a range of relevant areas

Work Placement

Work placement opportunities throughout the course provide the opportunity to put learnt theory into practice

Wide Range of Topics

Explore a wide range of modules from Victimology and Criminal Law to Politics and Social Justice

Comprehensive Knowledge

Develop a deeper, more comprehensive knowledge of the Criminal Justice system and the work associated with it