Taking you on a fascinating journey insight into two complementary fields of social science, our criminology and law degree will ready you for a successful career in the criminal justice and social service sectors. You’ll also get to discover today’s most important issues surrounding crime, punishment, justice, and the legal system.
However, you don’t need to have a set career plan in mind to enrol on our criminology and law undergraduate degree. You’ll cover all elements of legal study, such as the relationship between crime, society, and the law, and the political, psychological, and social aspects of criminology and crime prevention.
The multi-disciplinary nature of the course will also encourage you to recognise the academic and professional connections between criminology and law fields. Therefore, you’ll soon start to form an idea of which career path you want to focus on as you progress through the course.
During your criminology and law degree, you'll get the opportunity to study criminal law from every angle. You’ll explore how crime is controlled and prevented through policing and criminal justice, while also looking into the English legal system, criminal law, and human rights issues.
I chose online learning because I do not currently have the capacity to attend classes as my days are full with running my household, my elderly parents’ household and tending to the needs of my 3-year-old. Online studying has been extremely helpful because it provides the flexibility I need in order to study at random times during the day or night.
You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete their criminology and law online course within 3-6 years.
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Law degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
We are happy to consider your application if you can provide evidence of relevant work experience where you were required to demonstrate critical thinking and analysis skills.
We’ll also ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. This personal statement should outline any experience and skills you have in regard to numeracy, writing, and critical analysis/thinking. We may also ask you to provide references and evidence of further relevant experience.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
The courses at Arden University allow you to explore elements of the legal system such as, the relationship between crime, society and the law, the political, psychological and social aspects of criminology, and crime prevention. By the time you’ve completed you course, we’ll have provided you with transferrable critical thinking skills that can be applied to a range of careers. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
This course is designed to equip you with a range of universal skills and knowledge that will help you understand criminology and law in-depth, so you’ll eventually feel confident enough to make a decision about your career pathway. Whether you already have a future profession in mind, or want to enhance the career you are currently pursuing, we’re here to fully support you in your endeavours.
With a criminology and law degree under your belt, the possibilities are endless! After graduating, you’ll have a range of key skills that will enhance your employability factor and prepare you for the world of work, helping you to stand out from the crowd. After studying this degree, you'll be able to:
Choosing to study criminology and law is perfect if you’re looking to put your new knowledge into practice. This flexible qualification can give you access to many different career opportunities, such as:
You can also go on to study at Master’s Level. Arden University offer a variety of Master’s programmes and we are developing many more. Keep looking for further developments!
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include: