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BA (Hons) Criminology & Law 
36 - 72 months
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Delivered 100% online and exploring two complementary fields of social science, your degree will introduce you to the criminal justice system and its wider social implications.
With learning time divided equally between criminology and law, this course offers insight into the psychological and political effects crime has on modern society. The criminology aspect of the programme explores methods of controlling and preventing crime through policing and the criminal justice system, whilst your law studies will examine the English legal system, criminal law, and human rights.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BA (Hons) Criminology & Law will possess career-ready skills in:

  • The technological developments associated with cybercrime
  • The psychological and political impact of crime on society
  • Methods of policing and police powers
  • The fundamentals of the law of tort
  • Further applications to court services, social work, and other areas of public service
  • With Arden University, you’ll have access to an engaging and easy to navigate online learning portal called ilearn. Available on desktop or mobile devices, ilearn supports and encourages you to take control of your studies. Providing everything you need to complete your programme in one accessible place, ilearn features:

    • A virtual classroom, library, diary, and lecture theatre rolled into one
    • All of your modules, study materials, career support, and schedules
    • Access to an online library containing thousands of e-journals and e-books
    • Downloadable module materials so you can access the course when offline
    • Engaging forums where you can interact, debate, and discuss ideas with your tutors and fellow students
    • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent
    • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent
    • IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent for students whose prior learning was not taught in English

    Arden University are happy to consider an application from you if you can show them you have the motivation to study the programme.

  • The BA (Hons) Criminology & Law syllabus is divided equally between criminology and law. To begin with, you will develop the skills necessary for interdisciplinary study to better understand the relationships between crime and society. It includes foundation learning on the criminal justice system and English legal system, as well as ethical aspects. The following modules introduce you to practical applications of the initial topics studied, including policing and police powers, and civil liberties and human rights.

    The final set of modules examine matters regarding the historical development of the youth justice system, the escalation of cybercrime, latest thinking in crime prevention, and the law of evidence. The final module of the degree is in preparation of an assessment in which you will have the chance to specialise in an area of the programme that most interests you. Tutor support will be provided, giving you the best opportunity to showcase your understanding of your specialised area to future employers.

    To explore the syllabus in more depth, follow this link.

  • If you'd like to apply, please click on the link below. Your application should take no longer than five minutes to complete. Please try and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you've submitted your application, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours.

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Detloff Rump
I am working for a global firm in a quite senior position, and my hope is that my LLB journey will inspire one or two colleagues to do something similar.
— Detloff Rump, LLB, Arden University
You can earn a full time wage, work full-time and support your family as well as study on the side. Definitely I'd recommend it.
— Imran, Law student, Arden University

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