• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 16 months
    Duration
The Criminal Justice (Hons) (Top Up) programme offered by University of Essex Online is designed to equip you with a broad-based and thorough understanding of the rapidly changing environment and operations of the current criminal justice system.

About

By completing this Criminal Justice (Hons) (Top Up) programme offered by University of Essex Online you will be able to top-up your existing qualification to a degree-level qualification. It is ideal if you are looking to progress your career and can also provide a stepping stone to future postgraduate studies.

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

All of the online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

Careers

The programme is dedicated to improving employability amongst the graduates. The online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

A business and marketing degree provides you with a critical and reflective understanding of marketing and its relationship with the wider international business environment.

The in-depth understanding our graduates gain in their studies has led to careers in areas as such as consultancy, advertising, digital marketing and project coordination, as well as general management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Criminal Behaviour and Deviance
  • Criminal Justice in the Information Age: Cyber Crime and Security
  • Policing 
  • Research Methods for Criminal Justice 
  • The Economics of Crime
  • Victimology and Criminal Victimisation
  • Criminal Justice Research Project

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

    Schedule IELTS

    Studyportals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Academic Requirements

  • A relevant Foundation degree from University of Essex Online or another recognised institution
  • Two years of a relevant BA (Hons) degree from a recognised institution
  • A relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) from a recognised institution

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6167 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6167 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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