Crime and Criminal Justice (Final Year Top-Up) at University of Bolton - UCAS

University of Bolton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Crime and Criminal Justice (Final Year Top-Up)

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Course summary

The University of Bolton’s BA (Hons) Crime and Criminal Justice (Top-up) degree investigates the approaches applied to crime, deviance and victimisation. Our industry-experienced academic staff will support you to develop Honours-level skills in safeguarding the public, supporting victims, protecting the vulnerable, and helping to rehabilitate offenders. Crime is evolving. New technologies and more complex societal pressures are leading to new criminal activities. This Honours-level course is designed to educate future and present criminal justice professionals to ensure their readiness for the challenges of this changing crime environment. We’ll support you to extend your existing Level HE5 professional and academic knowledge and skills, ready to achieve the status of BA (Hons) Crime and Criminal Justice (Top-up) graduate. You can study advanced aspects of this fascinating field, enhance your professional skills, and boost your employability. Focusing on areas of contemporary importance, including trafficking, sexual exploitation, gender violence, practices in the penal system, and philosophies and approaches to offender rehabilitation, we’ll guide you as you build your knowledge of the theoretical concepts and models that underpin research, policy and practice in criminal justice. We’ll invite you to investigate the interrelationships between the individual, social, legal and political forces that shape both crime and how it is controlled. You’ll also explore the role of research and critical thought in producing new knowledge, applying existing knowledge in innovative ways, and driving evidence-based practice.


Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Normally, you’ll have successfully completed a recognised criminal justice, crime or criminology-related qualification comprising at least 120 credits at HE4 and 120 credits at HE5. For example, you might have a Foundation Degree, Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in a subject such as Police Studies, Public Services, Sociology, or Psychology & Criminology. We'll be delighted to consider your application if you have a relevant professional qualification and/or substantial experience in a relevant field of practice. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

To successfully complete the course, you'll be required to undertake voluntary work with relevant organisations. The timing and amount of voluntary activity is flexible, but as a guideline, we'd expect you to undertake 4-10 hours per week, in addition to the employability module elements of the course. These voluntary activities will involve regular unsupervised access to children, vulnerable adults and/or sensitive data, also known as regulated activity. The organisations will therefore require an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service. You don't need to apply for DBS Enhanced Disclosure before starting the course.


Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £15950* Whole course
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £15950* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Crime and Criminal Justice (Final Year Top-Up) at University of Bolton - UCAS