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Enhance your career in criminology with flexible learning

Everything you need to know about studying Criminal Justice online and part time

Why study at Portsmouth?

  • Progress your career by developing professional expertise in policing and criminal investigation
  • Study at a location that suits you, at a time that fits with your schedule
  • Taught by experts in the field
  • We have excellent links with key bodies in the industry – such as the National Cyber Security Centre, the Cabinet Office, and policing agencies
  • Receive a similar level of support as campus-based students, with interactive digital course material, and streamed lectures and seminars on some courses
  • Join one of 2,500 students studying online with us, who have access to teaching, support staff and a personal tutor via email, phone and video calls

Explore our part time distance learning undergraduate courses

September 2021 and 2022 entry: 4.5 years

Explore our part time distance learning short courses

September 2021 and January 2022 entry: 20 weeks

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice student John Ryder

The opportunities at Portsmouth are endless. It excels in its field of study and it is a great city with history and heritage.

John Ryder, Current BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice student

No. 17 in the UK for Criminology courses (The Guardian University Guide, 2021)

TEF Gold Teaching Excellence Framework