• Application Deadline
  • 54 months
    Duration
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Overview

On this Crime and Criminology (Distance learning) (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth, you'll:
  • Explore the issues, debates and arguments associated with crime, control and punishment
  • Work at your own pace, in your own time and in your own location, with interactive online learning materials
  • Get mentoring and guidance through online seminars in the evenings
  • Tailor your studies, by choosing units that match your interests and career ambitions
  • Join virtual study days with live seminars, interviews and question and answer sessions
  • Have optional opportunities to attend the University
  • Get the same support and similar benefits to students based on campus
  • Get a Certificate of Higher Education after 18 months and a Diploma of Higher Education after 36 months, even if you don't complete the full course
  • Have the chance to complete the course more quickly if you have relevant prior learning or work experience
  • Complete units that allow you to qualify for Probation Officer training after the course

As well as developing subject-specific expertise around crime, deviance and control, you'll improve your intellectual and critical skills and get expert teaching from leading academics from the University's Institute of Criminal Justice Studies.

You'll use the virtual learning environment so you can learn at your own pace and combine your studies with other commitments.

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, you'll be able to work in areas such as:

  • probation
  • the police
  • crime prevention
  • community safety
  • security
  • youth justice
  • crime analysis and research
  • victim support
  • post-conviction support
  • the courts and legal system

Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry or support you in getting a promotion. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Criminal Law and Legal Studies
  • Introduction to Research Skills
  • Social Context of Policing
  • Studying Criminology
  • Understanding Criminology
  • Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Issues in Criminology
  • Penology
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation
  • Contemporary Criminologies
  • Victimology - Victimisation and The Criminal Justice System

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

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General Requirements

  • Access to this course is open to all individuals subject to the approval of the course leader.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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

  • EU/EEA

    3080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3080 GBP per year and a duration of 54 months.
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  • Part time distance learning: £3,080 per year and £1,540 in year 5
  • Tuition fee may be subject to annual increase

Funding

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