• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (Hons) from University of Malta  aims:

  • To provide students with a general and detailed knowledge and understanding of crime and criminology.
  • To equip students with a knowledge and understanding of criminological theories and concepts which offer explanations as to why people engage in criminal acts.
  • To enable students to understand the role of the courts, policing and corrections in criminal justice.
  • To address issues in criminology, particularly the roles of class, sex and race/ethnicity in criminal behavior and the social policy and correctional responses to it.
  • To provide students with a knowledge and understanding, and capacity to use qualitative and quantitative methods of social research and social investigation.
  • To teach students how to utilize the appropriate technology in criminology and criminal justice study and research.
  • To enable students to develop the ability to apply criminology theories, principles and concepts to address “real life” issues and situations in the criminal justice field, and thus the ability to engage in critical thinking/analysis.
  • To prepare students for progression to Masters’ courses and Ph.D. programmes

Career opportunities and access to further studies

Criminologists strive to understand: why people commit crime, how they can be dissuaded from engaging in crime, how criminals/delinquents/potential delinquents should be treated and how victims of crime (including victims of domestic violence) could be helped. Therefore Criminology graduates may find employment in the criminal justice system as police officers, correctional officers or probation officers and in other agencies (even care agencies) that deal with criminogenic populations. In addition, they might find employment in the private sector (e.g. private policing, security and insurance agencies, digital gaming and cyber security).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Introduction Week
    Monday 12 October to Friday 16 October
    • Opening Ceremony
    Friday 16 October
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crime Scene to Court
  • Introduction to Law for Criminological Studies
  • Introduction to Policing
  • Biological and Psychological Theories of Crime
  • Introduction to Corrections
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Sociological Theories of Crime

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

  • Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2832 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Msida

  • 690 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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