The Bachelor of Criminal Justice Honours is a specialisation degree, designed to consolidate and deepen the knowledge and
skills of students in the main cognate are of learning, with an emphasis on relevance in the Criminal Justice System in the local
and regional context. Honing already existing analytical skills shall enable students to contribute to the optimization of
effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice agencies, with high‐order skills in research, management of organization
change, reasoning and analysis, and communication. The research component shall develop students’ capacity to conduct
supervised research of an applied nature. The Bachelor of Criminal Justice Honours will enable students to reflect on emerging
questions about the root causes of crime in various contexts, the lack of evidence‐based information regarding the prevalence
of crime in developing countries, e.g. Namibia, so addressing the current dearth in research capacity in the criminal justice
Overall, the Bachelor of Criminal Justice Honours aims at:
• Providing students with a diverse range of skills and competencies, which are discipline‐specific, and job related,
thereby, enabling graduates to adapt in a continuously changing professional criminal justice environment.
• Forstering a deepened understanding of how learned academic knowledge and skills interact and inform the
development of professionalism and law enforcement practice across communities in criminal justice sectors, taking
into consideration international best practices and standards.
• On completion, graduates of this programme will be able to find employment in public and private organisations, especially
at middle management level within the Criminal Justice system.
Applicants will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Criminal Justice Honours if they have a Bachelor of Criminal
Justice in Policing or Correctional Management from NUST or equivalent qualification at NQF level 7 from a recognised
institution worth at least 360 credits; all qualifying candidates will participate in such specific selection processes as may be
determined by the Department.
Applicants with a related Bachelor’s degree of at least a duration of three years in Criminology, Sociology, Social Work, Law, and
Psychology may be admitted at the discretion of the Department.