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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA (Hons)) Criminal Justice

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Why do people offend? How do we manage the problem of crime? Does the criminal justice system work? How can I contribute and work within this sector? Consider these questions and more on this vibrant, intellectually stimulating, consistently successful, student and employment-centred, BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice at University Centre Doncaster.

Criminal justice is a subject of inquiry that requires an inter-disciplinary approach to analysis. Essentially, this scrutiny involves understanding criminal behaviour and the societal/ institutional responses to it. However, by engaging in this exploration you will soon realise that any serious intellectual investigation of this phenomena will lead you to considering far more then criminal behaviour itself. Dostoyevsky himself stated “The degree of civilisation in a society is revealed by entering its prisons.”

  • Course Level

    Level 6

  • Ucas Code


Year One (Level 4):
• Introduction to Criminology
• Representing Crime
• Introduction to the English Legal System
• Researching Criminal Justice 1
• Academic and Professional Development
• Psychological Approaches

Year Two (Level 5):
• Debates in Criminal Justice
• International Contexts of Criminal Law
• Criminology and the Explanation of Crime
• Researching Criminal Justice 2
• Work Related Learning
• Psychological Interventions

Year Three (Level 6):
• Transnational Crime
• Education into Employment
• Penology
• Policing and Crime Prevention
• Researching Criminal Justice 3

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time

There is a wide variety of forms of assessment across different subject areas.

One of the following:
• 80 UCAS tariff points
• Access to HE Diploma in a related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
• Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully

Progression and Employment:

You will undertake a work-related learning module that will directly enhance and provide you with a working knowledge of the criminal justice sector. This will provide a solid foundation for professional training in a variety of roles including social work, probation, the police force, youth justice, law and research. It also has direct relevance for graduates seeking entry into non statutory bodies concerned with welfare rights, the care and resettlement of offenders, civil liberties and support services in the community.

The academic rigour and research element within this degree means that it also provides a firm foundation for postgraduate work. Many graduates pursue postgraduate study in the form of a MA in Criminology, a Law conversion course or a teaching qualification.


Apply or enquire about this course

To apply for this course, you will need to complete an application via Ucas. You can do this via the Ucas website, using the following details.

  • Course code: ML13
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Centre Doncaster
  • Campus code: D

Apply on the Ucas website Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 74 74

Course Fees

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay for example:

- Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies
- Printing and photocopying)
- Trips and enhancement opportunities

If your programme includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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