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Criminology and Criminal Justice (Hons)

48 months
15360 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Criminology and Criminal Justice (Hons) programme offered at Ulster University aims to provide you with a knowledge of key criminological concepts, theoretical approaches and the necessary knowledge and skills required to undertake criminological research.


Criminology and Criminal Justice (Hons) programme offered at Ulster University as an area of study has a lengthy pedigree and you will be presented throughout the course with a range of ideas and theories from several different disciplines including law, public policy, social policy and economics. You will study criminological concepts and issues related to criminal justice such as crime and deviance, victims, policing, sentencing and punishment and emergent ideas on state and corporate crime and cybercrime. 


The course seeks to equip you for a variety of careers within organisations with a criminal justice or public policy focus, in the private, voluntary and statutory sectors. It also prepares you for a range of postgraduate opportunities in related fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law for Criminologists
  • From Crime Scene to Court
  • Exploring Criminology
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Theories of Crime and Criminalisation
  • State Crime
  • Research Methods for Criminologists
  • Policing and Society
  • Work, Volunteering and Criminal Justice Issues
  • Policing & the Law
  • Sentencing and Punishment
  • Restorative Justice
  • Victims of Crime
  • Young People, Crime & Justice
  • Exploring Crime and the Media
  • Policy for Children and Families
  • Criminology Abroad
  • Criminology Applied Placement and Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The A Level requirement for this course is BBB*.
  • Overall BTEC QCF Extended Diploma award profile DDD. OR BTEC Level 3 RQF National Extended Diploma with profile DDM.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is grades BBBCC.
  • The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is grades CCC.
  • Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum 26 points (13 at higher level).
  • Pass Access Course (120 credits) with an overall mark of 65%.
  • GCSE
  • English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15360 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Fees: £4,630

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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