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Criminal Justice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Criminal Justice degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland prepares you for employment in: 

  • the police and prison services 
  • criminal courts and the fiscal service 
  • the third sector criminal justice services 
  • restorative justice and mediation 
  • community safety 
  • working with offenders, victims and witnesses and general administration and management. 

Jobs

This degree, the only one of its kind in Scotland, will prepare you for employment in the police and prison services, criminal courts and the fiscal, third sector criminal justice services and in roles such as general administration and management. Graduates will also find opportunities in restorative justice and mediation, community safety and working with offenders, victims and witnesses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  the historical, legal and philosophical context of criminal justice
  • theoretical debates within criminal justice 
  • critical approach to criminal justice issues
  •  research dissertation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBBB or ABBC, or equivalent, or 108 UCAS Tariff points 
  • A levels: BCC or 104 UCAS Tariff points 
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 27 points
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Humanities BBB with Higher English or Comm4 and Literature 1
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Social Sciences or Social Studies or Legal Studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Channel Islands & Isle Of Man English, Northern Irish & Welsh

£9,250 Cost per year of study for four years but not more than £27,750

Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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