Criminal Justice / Criminal Justice (Policing)

Course details

Campus(es)

Lanarkshire (y3 entry), Paisley (y1&2 entry)

UCAS Code

M211

Start Date

September 2019

Degree

BA (Hons)

About the course

The UWS BA Criminal Justice is the only degree of its kind in Scotland. It prepares you for employment in: 

  • the police and prison services 
  • criminal courts and the fiscal service 
  • the third sector criminal justice services 
  • restorative justice and mediation 
  • community safety 
  • working with offenders, victims and witnesses and general administration and management. 

Crime and its understanding are important high-profile issues in modern societies. 

In this degree, you will study:

  • Criminal Justice Theory 
  • Criminal Justice Research 
  • Criminal Justice Policy 
  • Criminal Justice Processes and Institutions 

The course will focus not only on Scotland, but the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond. You will also acquire a range of key transferable critical, analytical and evaluative skills.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:

Scotland & EU/EEA

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

International (non-EU)

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBBB or ABBCC (108 UCAS Tariff points)
  • A levels: CCC (104 UCAS Tariff points)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H4
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (4, 4, at HL) 
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Humanities BBB with Higher English or Comm4 and Literature 1
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Social Sciences or Social Studies or Legal Studies
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC / CertHE: Social Sciences or Social Studies or Legal Services with Criminology & Policing
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Social Sciences or Social Studies or another relevant discipline
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Social Sciences or Social Studies (for SQA HND, with Grade B in the Graded Unit)

Clearing Guide

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UCAS Track

You should use UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your Undergraduate application. Your UCAS Track account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students, including tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: uwsclearing@uws.ac.uk

Disclaimer

We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.

Need help? Call the Clearing hotline: +44(0)141 849 4101

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we’re here to help!

Lines are open from 8.45am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday with extended hours on the dates below. Whilst our lines may be busy during results day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

  • Tuesday 6th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Wednesday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Thursday 8th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Friday 9th August – 8.30am-6pm

From Monday 12 August and onwards: 8.45am – 4.45pm

Clearing drop-in sessions

Our clearing drop-in sessions will be taking place simultaneously at both our Paisley and Lanarkshire campuses on Thursday 8th and Thursday 15th of August from 3.00 – 6.00pm.

Our student recruitment team and ambassadors will be on-hand to give you advice about your potential study options and what you are eligible to apply for.

If you already have your results, we’ll even be able to take you through your UCAS application if you wish to apply on-the-spot.

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