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Criminology Degrees

RDI partner with many UK universities to provide distance learning criminology degrees that can be studied in your own time for an internationally recognised qualification.

A criminology degree is often essential to help you reach your future career goals, as it provides you with the knowledge and also the skills that are so important to understand the theory and practice of criminology.

If you’re planning to study for a distance learning criminology degree with RDI, you will need to ensure that you fulfil certain basic requirements and are able to commit the required time to study.

Frequently Asked Questions about Criminology Degrees

What are the entry requirements for a distance learning criminology degree?

In general, to study a degree through RDI you must possess either 2 A-levels or an Access to Higher Education qualification. Although, candidates without any formal qualifications may be considered on their own merits and we encourage you to submit an application.

Am I eligible for funding to study criminology online?

If you meet three broad eligibility criteria, you will be able to apply for funding for your undergraduate course.

  1. You are UK and EU resident, living in England or Wales
  2. You are studying a full three-year honours degree or final year top-up or BTEC Level 5 HND
  3. You are studying this qualification for the first time

How long will the criminology degree take to complete?

Most courses are expected to be completed within 4.5 years. However, our online distance learning students have flexibility in setting their own pace of study, which means that the course can be completed in a minimum period of 3 years.

How does distance learning work for criminology?

Studying around 12 – 15 hours a week in your own time, you will gain in-depth information, insights and practical understanding of two recognized social science subjects. Upon completion of this degree, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the discipline of criminology set within the broader context of the social sciences, the effects of social diversity and inequality and responses to crime and deviance.

What support can I expect from my university?

We know that studying online can be a big unknown, so we want to make sure you are confident in this modern alternative to on-campus study.

We provide you with an interactive online platform where you can access all your course materials and interact with other students. You also have a specialist tutor allocated for each module. They bring the materials to life, encourage lively debate and discussion around the subject and also provide feedback on your work. There’s also our UK based Student Support team available by phone and email to help with technical and pastoral questions, like how to hand in your assignment, when assignments are due, what to do if you need to take a study break.

Which universities offer criminology degrees with distance learning?

RDI offer several criminology degrees with joint honours in other subjects, which are all awarded by Anglia Ruskin University.