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Course Essentials

Studying Criminology and Law together with Arden University provides a fascinating approach to two complementary fields in the Social Sciences.

With our BA (Hons) Criminology Law Degree you will examine the foundations of legal study that underpin the relationship between crime, society and the law, focusing on the political, psychological and social aspects of criminology.

Delivered via our Distance Learning programme, this degree is studied completely online with Arden, giving you the flexibility to complete your studies while continuing to work or around normal family life.

As well as gaining a detailed and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system, you will examine related elements of the legal system and critically analyse their connection with criminal behaviour in terms of the individual and wider society.



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
L31L
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology & Law
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

During our Criminology & Law Degree, you get the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of two linked and well established areas of the social sciences. You will spend equal time on both disciplines with Arden University through dedicated Distance Learning.

The criminology aspects of this course explore how crime is controlled and prevented through policing and the criminal justice system, whilst law will concentrate on the English legal system, criminal law and human rights.

With Arden University you’ll learn about crime’s complex relationship with social policy by analysing a variety of legal concepts and ethics, as well as the social, psychological and political effect crime has on the social world.

Modules

Level 4

  • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law & Ethics

Level 5

  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
  • Tort Law 1 (Negligence)
  • Policing and Police Powers
  • Tort Law 2 (Other Torts)

Level 6

  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice
  • Crime Prevention
  • Law of Evidence
  • Research Planning & Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

To be eligible for Arden's BA (Hons) Criminology & Law Degree through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

Here at Arden University, we are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

With this Criminology & Law Honours Degree, you will graduate from Arden University with key skills that will enhance your employability and prepare you for your chosen career, as well as knowledge of your chosen field of study, helping you to stand out from the crowd.

After studying this Degree, you'll be able to:

  • Research and present information in different formats
  • Analyse and evaluate data (interdisciplinary analysis)
  • Communicate effective, both verbally and on paper
  • Work independently and within a team
  • Solve problems efficiently
  • Think critically
  • Manage your time effectively

Where can I work after my Degree?

This Degree programme is useful to those looking to practice criminal law (with further relevant study) or work in the criminal justice system, such as policing, probation and prison services. However, this flexible qualification can provide access to many different career opportunities, such as:

  • Social work
  • Counselling
  • Crime prevention
  • Community work
  • Court services
  • Mental health
  • HR
  • Central and Local Government

Or you could go onto further relevant study (such as a law conversion course) to become a Solicitor or Barrister.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Arden qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

During our Criminology & Law Degree, you get the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of two linked and well established areas of the social sciences. You will spend equal time on both disciplines with Arden University through dedicated Distance Learning.

The criminology aspects of this course explore how crime is controlled and prevented through policing and the criminal justice system, whilst law will concentrate on the English legal system, criminal law and human rights.

With Arden University you’ll learn about crime’s complex relationship with social policy by analysing a variety of legal concepts and ethics, as well as the social, psychological and political effect crime has on the social world.

Modules

Level 4

  • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law & Ethics

Level 5

  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
  • Tort Law 1 (Negligence)
  • Policing and Police Powers
  • Tort Law 2 (Other Torts)

Level 6

  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice
  • Crime Prevention
  • Law of Evidence
  • Research Planning & Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for Arden's BA (Hons) Criminology & Law Degree through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

Here at Arden University, we are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

With this Criminology & Law Honours Degree, you will graduate from Arden University with key skills that will enhance your employability and prepare you for your chosen career, as well as knowledge of your chosen field of study, helping you to stand out from the crowd.

After studying this Degree, you'll be able to:

  • Research and present information in different formats
  • Analyse and evaluate data (interdisciplinary analysis)
  • Communicate effective, both verbally and on paper
  • Work independently and within a team
  • Solve problems efficiently
  • Think critically
  • Manage your time effectively

Where can I work after my Degree?

This Degree programme is useful to those looking to practice criminal law (with further relevant study) or work in the criminal justice system, such as policing, probation and prison services. However, this flexible qualification can provide access to many different career opportunities, such as:

  • Social work
  • Counselling
  • Crime prevention
  • Community work
  • Court services
  • Mental health
  • HR
  • Central and Local Government

Or you could go onto further relevant study (such as a law conversion course) to become a Solicitor or Barrister.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Arden qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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1. Find your perfect course

2. Apply online

3. We’ll process your application

4. Supporting your next steps

5. Accept & complete the application

6. Begin your course with an online induction

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