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Our Criminal Justice degree courses, validated by the University of Chester are some of the most popular and innovative degrees offered at University Centre St Helens, providing the option to study on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Perfect for those interested in the causes and consequences of crime, as well as those keen to pursue a career in the Criminal Justice system, the degree courses offer a practical and vocational route to working in spheres such as policing, probation, prisons, youth justice or drugs and alcohol. The fascinating field of deviance, delinquency and criminality is ideal for anyone who wants to get to the root of why people commit crime and how society deals with them.

Delivered by accomplished lecturers with frontline experience, the Criminal Justice degree courses focus on the key issues that face a contemporary society. This means that all students on the programme will be discussing issues that are both real and relevant to current society, allowing graduates to apply learnt theory to real life situations.

Six reasons to study Criminal Justice


Strong emphasis on employability, as the degree has been designed in consultation with local and regional employers

Success Rates

The degree course has a high success rate of graduates successfully progressing into a range of relevant employment opportunities

Accomplished Lecturers

All degree courses are delivered by accomplished lecturers with extensive industry experience in a range of relevant areas

Work Placement

Work placement opportunities throughout the course provide the opportunity to put learnt theory into practice

Wide Range of Topics

Explore a wide range of modules from Victimology and Criminal Law to Politics and Social Justice

Comprehensive Knowledge

Develop a deeper, more comprehensive knowledge of the Criminal Justice system and the work associated with it