Online Degree in Politics & Society

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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  • Degree title

    BA (Hons) Criminology
  • Type

    Bachelors degree
  • Duration

    3 years+
  • Total tuition fee

    £20,805 GBP

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

Bachelors degree

Explore the causes and consequences of crime worldwide in a bachelor’s degree with a firmly international focus. Choose from modules in policing, cybercrime, victimology and more, while developing practical skills for your professional future.
3 years+
Fully online

What do I need to apply?

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.

What are the learning outcomes?

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.

What you’ll get as a degree student with FutureLearn

  • Learn when you want by watching videos, reading articles, doing tests, and completing assignments online
  • Join online discussions and collaborate with your peers in a virtual study group
  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators
  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

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Delivered by expert academics

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.