Credit Hours

 

Study at the College of Criminal Justice is based on a semester system in which the academic year comprises two academic semesters.
The study hours are spread over the study period according to the following system:

Doctoral Programs:

These programs run for 6 semesters. 4 semesters are allocated to the study of specialist courses, academic research courses, and courses that are common to all doctoral programs at the University. During these 4 semesters, there a total of 48 credit hours (units)  distributed over these courses. The remaining 12 credit hours of the program are taken in the final year over 2 academic semesters as part of the final thesis needed to gain the degree.

Master’s Degree Programs:

These programs run for 6 semesters. 4 semesters are allocated to the study of specialist courses, academic research courses, and courses that are common to all Master’s degree programs at the University. During these 4 semesters, there a total of 48 credit hours (units)  distributed over these courses. The remaining 8 credit hours of the program are taken in the final year over 2 academic semesters as part of the final thesis project needed to gain the degree.

Higher Diploma Programs:

These programs are studied over a period of 2 semesters. Specialist courses, academic research courses, and courses that are common to all diploma programs at the University cover the 2 semesters and a total of 24 credit hours are covered during the program.