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Have you got what it takes to solve complex criminal cases? Would you like to hone your reasoning and problem-solving skills and start a career in a highly specialised and challenging field of criminal justice? Then the BA (Hons) Crime and Criminal Justice course offered by the School of Law at the University of Bolton welcomes you! Our team of specialist criminal justice academics will teach and inspire you to challenge complicated crime-related theories in order to deliver evidence-based practice. We work in collaboration with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, the Home Office, Police services, UK Border Force, Ministry of Defence, Civil Nuclear Constabulary and third sector organisations making the best and latest legal practices within the criminal justice sector accessible for you to study.
Academic learning and professional volunteering practice are important aspects of the course and require a wide range of facilities. At the University of Bolton, you will have access to the following:
Sony Suite, group working environment
Specialist law library
Visiting professionals’ lectures
This area of criminal justice offers a wide range of rewarding and challenging careers and our strong links with professional experts will give you the opportunity to explore a variety of options.
Since our university is ranked number five for teaching quality in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, our graduates secure attractive placements with the best public, private and third sector organisations. In short, as a student of Crime and Criminal Justice, you will be supported through an academic journey of challenging theory, investigating crime and deviance in addition to applied professional practice. The University of Bolton takes pride in having been ranked number one for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester by The Complete University Guide 2020 for the third year in a row.
Some of the most important aspects of our courses will include:
Learning how to use critical thinking to investigate individual, social, legal and political forces that shape crime and how it is controlled
Combining academic knowledge with practice in crime causation and criminal behaviours, and learning how to combat crime
Developing practical skills, including the personal qualities of resilience and steadfastness needed to excel in this dynamic field
Practical engagement trough volunteering and training opportunities with collaborative organisations in Home Office Immigration, UK Border Force, Policing, Probation, Prison and Victim Services
Optional enrichment opportunities to travel locally, nationally and internationally*
Some of the potential career options after studying these courses include job roles such as:
UK Border Force
Victim Support Services
If you have any more questions about studying at the University of Bolton, our award-winning student services team are here to put your mind at ease about any queries related to accommodation, finance, funding, health and well-being, disability support or anything else you may need.
*costs may apply
**please note that some roles may require additional qualifications and/or work experience for entry