24 months
3730 GBP/year
3730 GBP/year
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If you're interested in criminal justice – government policy, the penal process or the response of criminal justice systems to offending – then this Criminal Justice (Distance Learning) degree from University of Portsmouth is for you.

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On this Criminal Justice (Distance Learning) degree from University of Portsmouth , you'll focus on disadvantaged communities and groups, and their treatment by and within the criminal justice system. You’ll debate key issues such as policing, sentencing and types of punishment.

You can study the course full or part-time, on campus or through distance learning.

Tailoring your degree to your interests and ambitions

On this Criminal Justice degree from University of Portsmouth, you can graduate with a degree title (see below) that reflects your interests and career goals by choosing specific modules. 

You'll choose which modules you want to do at the start of the course. We'll help you choose modules and degree title that matches your interests and career ambitions.

Careers and opportunities

On this course you'll learn skills that apply to several career choices in areas such as:

  • Policing (as an officer or civilian staff)
  • Crime analysis
  • Probation
  • The courts and prison service
  • Local authorities
  • Cybersecurity
  • Military
  • Civil Service
  • Academia and research
  • Charities
  • Private industry

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Justice in a Global Context 
  • Dissertation / Major Project
  • Research Methods and Research Ethics 
  • Research Design and Ethics 
  • Research Methods
  • Dangerous Offenders and Vulnerable Victims 
  • The Global Landscape of Cybersecurity

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, applicants with strong and relevant work experience will be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3730 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 3730 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3730 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3730 GBP per year during 24 months.

EU students

  • Part time distance learning: £3,730 per year 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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