BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
January June December
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 35,834
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 61,596

Entry Requirements

  • 240-320 points from 3 A levels or equivalent, to include a minimum of 100 points in a relevant subject.
  • English Language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.


Year 1

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Institutions, Processes and Social Control
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Skills for Criminologists
  • Researching Criminology 1

Year 2
Core Units

  • Questioning Criminology
  • Key Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Researching Criminology 2

Optional units

  • Punishing Offenders
  • Police, Law and Community (leading to Certificate in Knowledge of Policing – CKP)
  • Criminal Law and Psychology
  • Crime, Media and Culture
  • Learning from Experience (Faculty Wide Option)
  • Victims of Crime: Key Players in Criminal Justice
  • Crimes of the Powerful
  • Substance Use and Misuse
  • Policing a Diverse Society
  • Wildlife Crime: Threats and Response
  • Global, State and Corporate Security
  • Youth Crime, Youth Justice
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Investigation
  • Crime Reduction, Partnerships and Community Safety

University Wide Option

  • Languages

Year 3
Core units

  • Dissertation
  • Contemporary Criminologies

Optional units

  • Crime, Exclusion and Mental Health
  • Safer Communities and Neighbourhood Policing
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Dangerous Offenders and Criminal Justice
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Offenders
  • Fighting Fraud and Corruption
  • Miscarriages of Justice
  • Hate Crime
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Offenders
  • Cyber Crime
  • Contemporary Terrorism
  • Innocence Project
  • Gender and Crime
  • Sexual Offences and Offending Behaviour
  • Advocacy, Presentation and Persuasion
  • Accredited Counter Fraud Technician / Specialist - Foundation Level (0 credit)

University Wide Option

  • Languages

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