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Course summary

Youth Justice is all about working with young people who offend or are at risk of offending. This course links academic theory to contemporary practice with the aim of preparing you for a career within the modern youth justice sector, where you can make a positive difference to young people, their families and other professionals. 100% of our BA (Hons) Youth Justice students are in employment or further study within six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17)


The course combines academic and theoretical approaches to the study of youth crime and justice. The course is multidisciplinary in nature, involving the study of social policy and sociological, psychological and criminological perspectives. You’ll explore why young people offend and the impact their families and communities have upon their personal development and criminal behaviour. Throughout the course you’ll consider comparative international practices of managing offending behaviours and initiatives for reducing offending. You will complete a range of core modules which explore concepts and theories of working with young people who offend or who are at risk of offending. In the third year there is an opportunity for you to pursue further learning in a specialist area of your choice in the dissertation module. Modules may include: Research and Study Skills for Youth Justice, Youth Crime and Social Inclusion, Child and Adolescent Development, Evolution of the Youth Justice System.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Youth Justice at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS