A Safer Future - BA (Hons) Crime and Criminal Justice

Are you interested in a career in the criminal justice system? Maybe you want to join the police via its new degree-holder route? Our degree will prepare you for a career in any number of roles from protecting society to the rehabilitation of offenders.

Police Constable Entry Requirements

The College of Policing has implemented new entry routes for becoming a police constable, with individual forces already adopting these new rules.

For all graduates of our degree, you will be eligible to join their degree-holder entry that includes a two-year work-based programme. To find out more about the requirements and whether your local police force has adopted this entry programme, please find out more here.

Course details

The BA (Hons) Crime and Criminal Justice degree will explore theory and policy in the criminal justice system, alongside the different forces in society that shape crime.

We believe that every student must understand the practical implications of theory and how it relates to real-world scenarios. Our expert lecturers have experience in different areas of the criminal justice system and bring their unique insights into each teaching session.

Some of the modules and topics you will cover include rehabilitation, interview techniques, research and evidence, ethics and diversity, and the full journey through the criminal investigation process.

The University of Bolton actively works with the police, probation service and other organisations to ensure that students cover everything required to understand the vision and goals for the future safeguarding of society.

The University of Bolton

You will be studying at a university that has been voted in the Top 5 for Teaching Quality in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020). Our campus is small, friendly and designed to help each student reach their full potential.

We are located only 20 minutes away from Manchester and have strong links with the local authorities in Greater Manchester, offering students the chance to visit professional crime scene training facilities.

All students who opt to study at the University of Bolton can take advantage of our range of scholarships and bursaries, including the Vice-Chancellors Scholarship, which offers all full-time Undergraduates with at least 128 UCAS points, up to £1,000 in their first year. Find out more here.

Career opportunities

The BA (Hons) Crime and Criminal Justice degree has been designed to give every graduate the fundamental skills required to work across the criminal justice spectrum in a number of different jobs.

Career paths of our graduates have included private security organisations, non-profit organisations who support victims and rehabilitation, the police, HM Prison Service. You may wish to further your studies in criminology or law on one of the many Postgraduate and professional qualifications available.

Find out more

To find out more about this degree please visit the course page.


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