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BA (Hons) Criminology

Explore the causes and consequences of crime with this online bachelor’s degree from Arden University. Covering diverse topics in criminology and criminal justice, this BA will equip you for careers in policing, human rights, intelligence and more.

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  • Level

    Bachelors Degree
  • Duration

    3 years+
  • Language

    English
  • Total Tuition Fee

    £20,805

BA (Hons) Criminology

  • Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

  • 3 years+

  • Total tuition fee

    £20,805

    Discover criminology online with Arden University

    Are you interested in the causes and consequences of crime and criminal behaviour in modern society? This online degree from Arden University uses cutting-edge digital technology to immerse you in the world of criminology and criminal justice.

    From the history of crime and punishment to cybercrime and victimology, you’ll cover key concepts in criminology. You’ll learn online at your own pace, and gain the skills you need for work in an increasingly technology-driven sector.

    Prepare for careers in policing, criminal justice, human rights and more

    This course is designed to prepare you for a large number of careers, both in the UK and internationally.

    Whether you’re determined to work in criminal justice, or hoping to discover new fields like human rights, security, intelligence, or victim support, this course will provide you with a firm base of applicable and transferable skills.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Criminal investigation
    • Critical thinking
    • Social justice
    • Advocacy
    • Data analysis
    • Research methods
    • Social theory
    • Legal analysis
    • Victim support

    To be eligible for Arden’s BA (Hons) Criminology, you should typically have two subjects at GCE A level or an equivalent qualification, along with passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent.

    We also welcome applications from individuals who can demonstrate relevant work experience requiring critical thinking and analysis skills.

    This degree is designed to equip you with the practical skills you need to thrive in the field of criminal justice. Specially designed to align with the UK's Ministry of Justice Digital Strategy 2025, the course takes a digital and globally focused approach, and will give you the technical literacy and critical analytical tools that are now an essential for various roles in the sector, including courts, policing, probation, prison, and victims' services. You’ll also get one-to-one guidance and mentoring to help you plan for your career.

    You’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of social factors of crime, and the skills you need to uphold and promote social justice.

    BA (Hons) Criminology

  • Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

  • 3 years+

  • Total tuition fee

    £20,805

    If you’d like to know more, please answer a few questions and Arden University will get in touch with you with more information.

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    Arden University

    Arden University has a proud heritage in providing flexible and accessible higher education. We’ve grown and evolved from our beginnings in 1990 as the chosen online learning partner for universities across Britain, to offer a new kind of learning experience, providing both online and blended learning degree courses that meet the changing needs of modern life.