Criminology and Criminal Justice, BA Hons

Course modules, such as security and terrorism, and the criminology of war, help you to explore the current social, cultural and political debates surrounding crime.

Course details

Our degree in criminology and criminal justice is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about the causes, consequences and prevention of crime at local, national and international levels.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: London campus

University of Greenwich

Course overview

You will also learn about crime scene investigation, forensic psychology and miscarriages of justice. During your study, you can also apply for a placement to put your learning into practice.

Popular careers for our criminology graduates include roles in the police, working for the prison and security services, and the Home Office.


Entry requirements

112 UCAS points from A-Levels (we also accept UCAS points from alternative Level 3 qualifications including: BTEC Nationals, the International Baccalaureate and Scottish and Irish Highers).


GCSE English (Language or Literature) AND GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above. We also consider equivalent qualifications in English and Maths at Level 2, in place of GCSEs.


This degree sets graduates up for a wide range of professions. Many students go into human services (including the police and prison, probation and security services, youth offending services, or drug and alcohol counselling) as well as the Home Office, UK Visas and Immigration, and HM Revenue & Customs.

Alternative career paths include social work, child protection, mental health, journalism, civil service, local government, and in NGOs and charities.

The BA (Hons) Criminology & Criminal Justice helps you develop skills in problem-solving, research and communication, providing a solid foundation for other occupations in the public and private sectors.


This course offers great opportunities to explore this fascinating discipline in both applied and theoretical context.

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Foundations of Criminology (30 credits)
  • Forensic Criminology (30 credits)
  • Understanding Deviance (30 credits)
  • Professional Practice in Criminal Justice (15 credits)
  • Criminal Justice Process (15 credits)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Criminological Research Methods (30 credits)
  • Criminological Perspectives (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

  • Crime and the Media (15 credits)
  • Penology (15 credits)
  • Forensic Mental Health (15 credits)
  • The Criminologies of Disobedience (15 credits)
  • Crime Stories: The Inequality of Justice (15 credits)
  • Subcultures and Cultural Criminology (15 credits)
  • Drugs and Us: Crime, Health, Politics and Culture (15 credits)
  • Rehabilitation and Desistance (15 credits)
  • Youth, Crime and Justice (15 credits)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Crime in the City, Crime and the State (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 90 credits from this list of options.

  • The Psychology of Terrorism (15 credits)
  • Criminology Undergraduate Dissertation Project (30 credits)
  • Policing (30 credits)
  • Women, Power, Crime and Justice (30 credits)
  • Criminology, the Community and Work Based Practice (30 credits)
  • Crimes of the Powerful (15 credits)
  • The Parameters of Hate (15 credits)
  • Perspectives on Violence (15 credits)
  • Gangs, Guns and Knife Crime (15 credits)
  • Restorative Justice: Theory and Practice (30 credits)