Secure your career in criminology or law with a degree from Arden University 

Whether you’re looking to launch a career as a barrister, solicitor, social worker, civil servant, or are simply interested in the legal and justice system, Arden University has a career focused, interdisciplinary course for you.  

You don’t need to have a career plan in mind to enrol onto one of our law and criminology courses. As a whole, these courses allow you to explore elements of the legal system such as, the relationship between crime, society and the law, the political, psychological and social aspects of criminology, and crime prevention, all intertwined with current affairs. By the time you’ve finished your programme with Arden University, you’ll be so you’ll have developed transferrable critical thinking skills that can be applied to a range of careers.  

At Arden, our law and criminology syllabuses are updated on a quarterly basis, to ensure that what our students learn, in entrenched in the here and now. This empowers our students to grow their opinions, enter debate, and apply what they learn to contemporary systems.  

These combined approaches make sure that, when you study with us, you’re at the crest of the latest developments and concepts being put into practice in today’s legal and justice systems.  

You can find out about our full range of courses below

Choose how you want to learn   

At Arden University, we offer you the opportunity to study your way. Want to study your course entirely online from anywhere in the world? Then our online learning courses offer you the chance to do just that. Plus, you’ll have the flexibility to create your own study schedule that fits around your personal and professional life.  

If you’d prefer to attend lectures and tutorials at one of our study centres in London, Manchester, Birmingham or Berlin, then our blended learning courses build in two days a week of face-to-face tuition with your course tutor and classmates, complemented by around 25 hours of online study.  

Whichever route you choose, you can continue to work alongside your studies, either full or part-time, to ensure that you don’t press pause while achieving your qualifications. With Arden you don't need to give up work or any other commitments to gain an internationally recognised, and professionally accredited qualification that can take you places. 


What can I study?

Bachelor’s courses in criminology and law 

If you’re just at the start of your career, our criminology and law bachelor’s courses provide a comprehensive overview of the core skills you’ll need to get your professional life headed in the right direction. With degree specialisations covering law, criminal justice, criminology, and combined degrees with business, pychology, and sociology, you’ll gain the specific knowledge you need to enter the industry that inspires you most.  

LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status 

For those who already know what route they need to take into the legal profession, or aspiring lawyers and solicitors the LLB (Hones) with Qualifying Status will ensure students are immersed in the world of legal systems.  

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have announced that, from autumn 2021, upon completion of this degree, those looking to become solicitors will be required to sit and pass two SQE exams and complete a two-year period of qualifying work experience. 

Arden’s LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status will continue to be accepted as enrolment onto the professional stage of both barristers’ and solicitors’ training.  

For more information about the SQE, click here


Is a degree in criminology or law right for me?

Arden University degrees are reviewed quarterly to ensure what you are learning is as up to date as possible and that what you learn meets the specific needs of industry and of you the student.  

These courses offer you the opportunity to understand legal systems in the UK and further afield, as well as exploring in more detail topics such as counterterrorism, prison systems, racism, and parole. Whatever mode you choose to study, be that online or on campus, you will develop your academic confidence and critical thinking skills.   

Our team of law and criminology academics

Before getting started with any degree, it’s nice to know exactly who you’ll be learning from. The School of Law & Criminology is formed of a group of experienced, qualified and enthusiastic tutors who design the courses alongside industry professionals. Heading up our foundation year programme is Towella Ngambi, who has a wealth of experience in up-skilling individuals to help accelerate their career and personal growth. You can meet some of the other great minds behind this degree by following the link below.  


Degrees at Arden University School of Law and Criminology

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Not what you’re looking for?  

If one of the degrees offered by the School of Law and Criminology isn’t right for you, you can find out about our full range of courses here. All our departments offer career focused programmes at a range of levels. 

Still not sure? Why not give one of our advisors a call? They can talk you through your skills, interests and career ambitions to help you decide the right programme to fit around your life, as well as the learning methods that may best suit you.


Become an expert in the legal and justice system, and apply this knowledge to your career

A lot of our students are already working and looking to advance in their career. Career pathways include roles in a range of sectors including social work, counselling, crime prevention, community work, court services, mental health, law, central and local government, teaching, and HR. Additionally, a number of our students decide to continue their studies with further postgraduate studies or research. The possibilities are endless.  

For those already in the workplace, a programme at Arden University has been the opportunity to secure a promotion or formed a catalyst for a new pathway or change in career. 

For those students without significant work experience, the flexible learning models offered by Arden have meant that they are able to work alongside their studies, gaining valuable work experience while learning.


Ready to get started? 

If you’ve chosen your course and are ready to get started, you can begin your online application today! 

The application only takes a few minutes to complete, and then one of our course advisors will assess your submission and contact you to discuss your eligibility.