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BA (Hons) Crime, Justice and Society

UCAS code: 
Institution code: 
East Coast College (Lowestoft)


Three years full-time.

Typical Offer: 

96 UCAS tariff points (or above) CCC (A-Level) MMM (BTEC), Pass A*-C (T Level).


This degree is designed to support the practice of those working or wishing to work in the criminal justice system and allied welfare roles: Prison Officers, Probation Service Officers, Youth Offending/Youth Justice Officers, Youth Workers, Housing Officers, Support Workers, Witness Support, Drug and Alcohol Worker, Education Welfare Officer, Community Development Worker and all those who come into contact with people affected by involvement in crime and all forms of social disorder. This degree would also be suitable for those contemplating degree-holder entry to a career in the police. 

All learning and assessment is linked to practice in the field and allows the student flexibility to focus on specific areas of interest in their own practice areas or, if able to, move between professional fields in inter-professional exchanges, visits or voluntary work experiences. A key focus will be on developing an understanding of the theories underpinning a range of approaches in practice for managing and supporting people on the edges of or engaged in crime, with the aim of developing a more collaborative action between services in the community. 

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Personal, Professional Development (Requisite)
Safeguarding Children & Adults (Mandatory)
Equality, Diversity & Ethical Practice (Mandatory)
Crime, History & Society (Requisite)
Welfare, Policy and Crime (Requisite)
Sociological Perspectives Intro (Requisite)
Criminal Justice System (Requisite)
Psychological Perspectives Intro (Requisite)
Society and Mental Illness (Requisite)
Youth & Restorative Justice (Mandatory)
Research Skills (Mandatory)
Communication & Collaborative Practice Fieldwork Project (Requisite)
Crime, Culture & Media (Requisite)
Team Leadership & Personal Professional Development (Mandatory)
Dissertation/Research Project (Mandatory)

Fees and finance


  • UK full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a
  • International full-time tuition fee:  £13,992 p.a

Further Information                                                       

At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

* 2023-24 tuition fees are subject to change in line with inflation, or a government change in the fee cap.

Entry requirements

If you don’t meet the above entry requirements, we may still be able to consider you.