FdA Criminal Justice (Part-time) - 2019 Entry

Reasons to study Criminal Justice

  • A strong emphasis on employability, the course has a high success rate with students gaining related employment in areas such as policing, probation, legal practice and related criminal justice agencies.
  • 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.
  • Progress and continue your studies by completing the BA (Hons) Criminal Justice (Top-up).
Start Date/End Date: September 2019 - June 2022
Duration: 3 years, part-time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre Campus
2019 Tuition Fee: £4,500 per year
This degree will incur additional costs. See finance section for further details.
Entry Requirements: 48 UCAS Tariff points
Programme Specification: Download the programme specification
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Validated By: University of Chester

Our foundation degree in Criminal Justice is perfect for those who are looking to pursue a career in the criminal justice system. The degree provides an ideal opportunity for those interested in the causes and consequences of crime. Various aspects of criminology, criminal law, and social policy will form the foundations of the degree with wider considerations towards victims of crime and mental health.

It offers a wide and varied syllabus with an emphasis on applying theory to practice, and provides a practical and vocational route to working in spheres such as policing, probation, prisons, youth justice or drugs and alcohol. The diverse and fascinating field of criminal justice is ideal for anyone who wants to get to the root of why people commit crime and how society deals with it.

During the three years, you develop the skills 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 degree. You will be introduced to both legal and criminological research skills, focusing on criminal law and criminal justice processes.

Ref: UCSH Admissions

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