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BA(Hons) in Work Based Learning Studies (Criminal Justice)
工作為本學習(刑事司法) (榮譽) 文學士

Middlesex University, UK
Awarded by
Middlesex University, UK
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
13 Feb 2018 (Tue)
1 year and 4 months to 6 years
Course Fee
HK$77, 100 (subject to review)
How to Apply
Deadline on 15 Jan 2018 (Mon)
3762 0968
2571 0630

These work-based learning, top-up degree programmes recognize individuals’ practical experience and help them to gain internationally recognized academic qualifications from a combination of work experience, research and project work.

Work Based Learning Studies (WBS) is not only an innovative and efficient way to study work related topics, but is also a field of study in its own right which is of value for the learner wishing to develop their career. Programmes are customized to meet the professional learning needs for both individuals and organizations from the public, private and voluntary sectors.  The objective is to help people achieve excellence in their professional practices, to help them institute changes within their organization and gain academic credits for their works.  In 2005, the Higher Education Funding Council for England has recognised Middlesex University as a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Work Based Learning and it is regarded as a leader in this field of study.

The Institute for Work Based Learning (IWBL), Middlesex University is the pioneer in the development ofWBS in the UK and has been offering WBS programmes from Certificate to Doctorate levels since 1995. WBSprogrammes provide individuals with a highly flexible and practical learning experience.  Through work based learning, individuals acquire practical knowledge greatly relevant to various specific fields while their skills are sharpened, reinforced and can be applied to practical cases in workplace.

HKU SPACE has been collaborating with the IWBL, Middlesex University since 1999, in offering a number ofWBS programmes at bachelor’s and master’s degree levels in various disciplines. We are now jointly offering two new programmes:

  1. BA (Hons) in Work Based Learning Studies (Criminal Justice)
  2. BA (Hons) in Work Based Learning Studies (Corrections)

These programmes provide an opportunity for a comprehensive and critical study in the fields of criminal justice and corrections, and are considered to be the most suitable top-up degree programme for HKU SPACE Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences students, who are particularly in the streams of Criminal Justice and Corrections. The nature of WBS programme would facilitate, in particular members of the law enforcement agencies to complete this part-time learning of programme in view of their busy and shift-based work hours.

Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

These are exempted courses under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which these courses may lead.

The graduates of the above Advanced Diploma Programmes have been accredited at 120 Level 4 credits and 120 Level 5 credits (UK Qualification Framework) of the WBS programmes. Therefore, they are only required to attain a further 120 credits at Level 6 in order to complete for a BA (Hons) WBS degree (Subject to review).

The modules at Level 6 are detailed as below.

Module Code

Module Title


WBS 3515

Review of Learning


WBS 3915

Planning Professional Development


WBS 3630

Professional Practitioner Inquiry


WBS 3220

Effective Writing for Professional Practice


WBS 3740

Negotiated Work Based Learning Project



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  • Students can complete the four modules in 16 months on a part-time basis. The maximum registration period is 6 years.
  • Assessment are based on 100% coursework, including respective module assignments and a work based project with an oral presentation.

Delivery Mode

  • Part-time learning with support by local tutorial sessions.
  • Students will be mentored by local programme advisers for their coursework and supervised by local supervisors in their Work Based Learning Project.
Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Applicants shall have:

  • an Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Criminal Justice) /(Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement)/ (Corrections*) awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE;
  • a current employment associated with the criminal justice discipline (for Criminal Justice stream) or the management or rehabilitation of offenders / ex-offenders (for Corrections stream);
  • at least three years of relevant work experience; AND
  • a proof of English language proficiency, e.g. IELTS 6.0, Grade C in HKCEE English (Syllabus B), a Pass in HKALE Use of English or other equivalence,recognisedby Middlesex University, otherwise, an interview and English Test conducted in Hong Kong WBL Team at a cost of HK$300.

* Applicants with an Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Corrections) are only eligible to apply BA (Hons) in Work Based Learning Studies (Corrections).

Applicants with other equivalent qualifications in a related discipline will be considered on individual merits.

Application Fee

HK$300, non-refundable

Course Fee
  • HK$77, 100 (subject to review)

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Application Form

Enrolment Method

Applicants should submit completed MU and HKU SPACE Application Forms with:

  1. Copies of academic certificates (including a proof of English proficiency); and
  2. An application fee of HK$300 crossed cheque (non-refundable), made to "HKU SPACE"

to the following address:

Miss Agnes Kwong
HKU SPACE, Unit 1109, Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
[Remark: Application for BA(Hons) in Work Based Learning Studies (Criminal Justice) / (Corrections)]