BA (Hons) Criminology and Social Justice

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title BA (Hons) Criminology and Social Justice
Qualification Type Undergraduate Qualification
Qualification Level Level 6


The BA Hons in Criminology and Social Justice will create a perfect platform for those seeking a career in a variety of roles within the Crime and Criminal Justice industry. A Criminology and Social Justice degree is a broad-based programme that explores both the social and personal aspects of crime. It examines some of the most serious concerns we face as a society, such as; What causes crime and criminal behaviour? Can crime be prevented? How and why should we punish offenders? How does criminal justice link to social justice?



Year 1

  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Social Identities
  • Crime Reduction and Community Safety
  • Psychology of Behaviour
  • Equality Diversity and Fair Treatment

Year 2

  • Managing Career Development 
  • Criminology – Practical Application for the Police
  • Contemporary Sociological Issues
  • Research Design
  • Protest and Social Movement
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Year 3

  • Applied Forensic Psychology
  • Prisons and Alternative to Prison
  • Crime, Race and Ethnicity
  • Youth Crime and Justice
  • Dissertation

*Please note, modules may be subject to change from year to year, due to curriculum updating/sector changes/changes in delivery staff specialisms or awarding body requirements

Entry requirements

80 UCAS tariff points from:

  • A Levels (a minimum of 40 UCAS points must come from A2 in a relevant subject)
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF/RQF) in a relevant subject

The following are also required:

  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English, Maths and Science
  • Two satisfactory references

Your next steps...

The potential career outcomes commensurate with:

• Police, Prison and Probation Service

• Youth Justice and Teaching

• Home Office, Court Systems and Social Policy

• Youth workers

• Custody and Court Officers

• Drug and Alcohol Workers

• Fund Raisers, Project Managers, Journalism and Border Security

The purpose of the programme is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the criminology and social justice sector and adjust to an endlessly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.