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Criminology<br/> & Criminal Justice

BA (Hons)
& Criminal Justice


in the UK for overall satisfaction*


in Wales for teaching satisfaction*


Excellent links to criminal justice agencies 

UCAS code: M240

Year of entry: 2019 2020

UCAS Tariff: 112

Duration: 3YRS (FT) 6YRS (PT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Wrexham

Why choose this course?

Our programme tackles a fascinating array of questions from why people commit crime to how it affects society, historical landmarks in the justice system and high-profile cases which had a ground-breaking impact on the legal arena.


Students will:

  • study criminology from a range of perspectives including social, political and psychological, focusing on modern methods of policing, development of policy and the workings of magistrates and crown courts
  • examine criminal law and the role and work of the agencies that make up a modern criminal justice system
  • take part in site visits
  • have a variety of voluntary work opportunities
  • learn from visiting lecturers such as judges, police, probation and youth justice staff
  • study in a subject area rated first in the UK for overall satisfaction (WGU analysis of unpublished 2018 NSS data)
  • leave ready to enter a wide range of sectors including youth justice, probation, prison, the police and voluntary organisations



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