Diploma Criminology and Criminal Justice Programme Structure

    Intake Periods
  • January
  • May
  • September
    Modes of Study
  • Full Time
  • Distance Learning
Course Overview

The department of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers two years full-time or part-time/evening Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Justice. The course adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to studying Crime and Criminal issues in contemporary society. Successful completion of the course provides access to Higher Education for a Degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Criminal Investigation or related course and employment in public, and private sectors, or self-employment.

Who Can Join

The target groups of this course are High school leavers, Police officers, Private security officers, probation officers, prison officers, Intelligence officers, Children officers and Community Based Organizations officials. It also targets non-employed people who wish to gain knowledge, skills and attitudes in crime prevention, private investigation or in the diverse fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Entry Qualifications

To be eligible for admission, the applicant must be a holder of one of the following:

  • KCSE certificate with a minimum of an aggregate of C- (minus)
  • EACE/KCE/KACE/EAACE certificate with a minimum of four (4) credits in any four subjects at ‘O’ level, One principal at A level.
  • 12th-grade certificate with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • IGCSE certificate with a minimum of four (4) upper-level passes.
  • GCE certificate with a minimum of four (4) upper-level passes at ‘O’ level and ‘A’ level passes of C grade.
  • Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
  • Any other qualification(s) that may be approved by the university senate
Duration & Structure of The Programme
  • Five (5) trimesters offered in One and a half (1 and a half (11/2) calendar years.
Mode of Delivery of The Programme/Course
  • Fulltime and Distance Learning.

Curriculum Road Map
Year I
Year II
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • DCCJ 001: Introduction to Social Sciences
  • DCCJ 002: Fraud Detection and Management
  • DCCJ 003: Principles of Criminology
  • DCCJ 004: Computer Applications in Criminology
  • DCU 001: Communication skills
  • DCCJ 005: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • DCCJ 006: Principles of Forensic Science
  • DCCJ 007: Global and Comparative Criminology
  • DCCJ 008: Methods of Research for Criminology
  • DCCJ 009: Criminal Psychology
  • DCCJ 010: Punishment and Society
  • DCCJ 011: Introduction to Kenyan Law and Legal Systems
  • DCU 002: Health Awareness and Life Skills
  • DCCJ 012: Criminal Law and Procedure
  • DCCJ 016: Introduction to Criminal Investigations