BSc Criminology & Security Studies

What are the causes of crime? How can crime be prevented? Do prisons work? What are the alternatives? Is sentencing fair? These are some of the cutting-edge questions we consider on our course.

September Entry

Start date

4 years



Fees per session

Studying Criminology at Nile University provides the opportunity to examine many aspects of a diverse subject, in a way that is engaging and creates a hunger to know more.

Study Modules

First SemesterSecond Semester
Language Studies I (French)Health Awareness Education
Introduction to SociologyIntroduction to Criminalities
Introduction to Law EnforcementComputer Applications I
Introduction to Criminology IUse of English II
People and Culture of NigeriaLogic, Philosophy and Human Existence
Use of English IIntroduction to Psychology
Introduction to Criminal Justice

First SemesterSecond Semester
Case Studies in Police Service ILaw Enforcement Administration
Entrepreneurial Studies ICase Studies in Police Service II
VictimologyIntroduction to Counselling and Corrections
Police/ Community RelationsNigerian Criminal Procedure and Evidence II
Peace Studies and Conflict ResolutionCitizenship Education
Nigerian Criminal Procedure and Evidence I

First SemesterSecond Semester
Sociology of Crime and DelinquencyPolice Organization and Administration
Entrepreneurial Studies IIContemporary Legal Policy Issues II
Internship in CriminologyIndividual Directed Study
Research Method in Criminal JusticeCriminal Investigation
Media and the Courts
Community-Based Corrections

First SemesterSecond Semester
The Role of the Public Defender in Criminal JusticeManagement of a Private Security Organization
ResearchResearch Project
Institutional, Industrial and Commercial SecurityRemote Sensing and GIS
Traffic and Road Safety and SecurityCrime Prevention
Traditional and Informal Mechanisms of Crime Control
Emergency, Riot and Disaster Control & Management
Contemporary Criminology Issues
The Law of Evidence

Studying Criminology at Nile University provides the opportunity to examine many aspects of a diverse subject, in a way that is engaging and creates a hunger to know more.

BSc Criminology & Security Studies - FAQs

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • Direct Entry: Available
  • UTME Subjects: any three Arts or Social Science subjects
  • O’ Level Subjects: any four Arts or Social Science subjects

The course is taught using a mixture of lectures, small group seminars, personal tutorials and practical, ‘hands-on’ skills workshops. Core course content will be delivered during the lectures, while the associated seminars and workshops offer opportunities for you to explore topics more independently and in more depth.

A Criminology and Security Studies degree can provide you with an excellent basis for graduate-level employment in a wide range of relevant professions, from the more established careers such as the prison and police service to the newer initiatives in areas of community safety and security and crime prevention.

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  • MBA Executive Master of Business Admin
  • MPhil Management
  • PGD Management
  • PhD Management
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  • PhD Economics
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Main Objectives of the SAB:

1- Development of

a) Curriculum of the department
b) Syllabus of the courses in the department
c) Institutional relationships
2- Increase the potential of

a) Internship
b) Scholarship
c) Sponsorship

Roles and Responsibilities of the SAB:  
The roles and responsibilities of SAB are as follows:
The SAB develops and recommends new or revised programme goals and objectives.
The Sectoral of “X” Advisory Board advises the department head on matters related to undergraduate, postgraduate, research and outreach programs, including but not limited to curricula, accreditation, new programs, recruitment of students and faculty, and investment of resources.


Structure of the SAB:

The SAB is composed of members from eminent institutions as well as members from industry and members of faculty of the department. The chairman of the Board is the head of the department.
The Board meets twice per academic year.

Contact the Department

Phone Number:

+234 903 178 3370