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Course Essentials

If you’re interested in working in the criminology and law sector but not sure where to start, Arden University is the right step for you. Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Law online course will gear you up for a successful career in the legal profession. And the best part is, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home at a pace that suits you. 

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

With our BA (Hons) Criminology and 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 criminal law course from the School of Law and Social Science is studied completely online with Arden, giving you the flexibility to complete your studies while continuing to work or around normal family life.

Studying criminology at university is the ideal choice for anyone looking to work in the criminal justice system. As well as gaining a detailed and in-depth understanding of the industry, 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.


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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
L404
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology & Law
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Online
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

During your Criminology and Law Degree, you'll 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 law and criminology studies course explores 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.

When you study criminal law at 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.

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.
 

Modules

Level 4

  • Effective 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 may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Criminology & Law Programme Specification.

To be eligible for Arden's online Criminology course, 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

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted
  • We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here

If you have work experience

If you don’t fulfil the entry criteria, your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

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 £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

With this Criminology and Law online 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?

Arden's Law and Criminology university course 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 your BA (Hons) Criminology and Law online 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 your Criminology and Law Degree, you'll 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 law and criminology studies course explores 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.

When you study criminal law at 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.

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.
 

Modules

Level 4

  • Effective 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 may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Criminology & Law Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for Arden's online Criminology course, 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

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted
  • We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here

If you have work experience

If you don’t fulfil the entry criteria, your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

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 £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Career Prospects

With this Criminology and Law online 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?

Arden's Law and Criminology university course 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 your BA (Hons) Criminology and Law online 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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