BA (Hons) Criminal Justice (Top-up) (Full-time) - 2020 Entry

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Reasons to study Criminal Justice

  • Study a range of specialist modules allowing you to tailor your learning to your career goals.
  • Progress to a senior level in a range of Criminal Justice fields, including policing, prison and probation services, youth justice, the courts and tribunals services, legal profession and charitable and public sector support services.
  • Delivered by accomplished lecturers with extensive, practical experience in all areas of the criminal justice system.
UCAS Code: M211
Institution Code: S51
Start Date/End Date: September 2020 - June 2021
Duration: 1 year full-time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre Campus
2020 Tuition Fee: £7,750 per year
This degree will incur additional costs. See finance section for further details.
Entry Requirements: 240 credits from the Foundation degree in Criminal Justice at University Centre St Helens or achieved at a comparable college or university that has modules which correlate with the degree.
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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 degree and has been designed to cover a wide spectrum of subject related modules.

The degree aims to further develop knowledge and understanding of crime and criminal justice through the delivery of a variety of modules to develop skills that are required for a career in the criminal justice system. This ensures that you can apply theory to practice in risk assessments, pre-sentence reports, action plans and intervention strategies. Additionally, you will be introduced to higher level legal and criminological research skills, focusing on criminal law and criminal justice processes, and produce your dissertation linked to an appropriate area of interest.

Entering this degree, having completed our Criminal Justice 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