University of West London
Campus: Ealing campus , London
3.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of criminology, including knowledge of crime, explanations for why people break the law, the workings of the criminal justice and penal systems in the UK and abroad, and criminal investigation.

You will engage in work or voluntary work with criminal justice agencies and allied fields to support their academic studies. There is also an opportunity for students to travel to the United States to visit criminal justice institutions and agencies. 

A key strength of this course is the work-based learning modules, where students typically work in areas such as youth offending, victim support, crime prevention, witness support and various policing support roles, including as special constables. The work-based learning provides an invaluable opportunity for students to gain experience in a crime-related field and enhance their chances of finding relevant employment after graduation.

We use many methods to meet different learning styles and objectives. Our teaching strategy puts you at the centre of the learning and teaching process, stimulating and encouraging your interest through involvement and participation in well-structured learning activities.


  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Imprisonment
  • Introduction to Policing

Plus two options from:

  • Social Problems
  • Diversity, Crime and Justice
  • Legal Institutions of England and Wales
  • Developmental Psychology and Life Course Criminology
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Foundations of Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Forensic Science Investigation
  • Theories of Criminal Behaviour
  • Policing and Police Powers
  • Researching Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Reflections on Work in the Criminological Field

Plus two options from:

  • Youth Crime and Justice
  • Mental Disorders and Crime
  • Media Crime and Culture
  • Applied Criminology
  • Ethics of Criminal Justice
  • Serial Killers
  • Trial, Evidence and the Adversarial System
  • Transnational Crime Syndicates
  • Dissertation
  • Philosophical Foundations of Criminology
  • Comparative Criminology

Plus two options from:

  • Critical Perspectives on Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
  • Contemporary Issues in Policing
  • Penology
  • Victimology
  • Sexual Offences and Criminal Justice
  • Cyber Crime
  • Probation and Restorative Justice
  • Neurocriminology
  • A Psychology of Violent and Sexual Offenders
  • Human Rights and Social Justice.

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Your degree can take you anywhere, but some of the most popular careers for graduates include the administration of justice and the police service.

On successful completion of this course graduates will be able to find employment within:

  • the police force
  • the probation service
  • prisons as officers
  • private companies
  • the security industry
  • the court system
  • the administration of justice

On successful completion of this course graduates can consider progressing on to a masters or research course.

Do I Have To Pay?

Not if you are a National of one of the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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Congratulations, you are eligible for 100% tuition fee funding from the British Government. For more information visit our Student Finance page.

After submitting your application to the University, and being accepted, Ucademics will guide you through all the steps needed for you to apply to the student finance program.

UK and European Union students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan given by a British Government Organization called Student Finance England, which is paid directly to your university, independent of your grades or your family’s income.

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£ 9,250
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Tuition Fees are paid per year. The value above represents the tuition fee for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The tuition fees might be subject to minor increases each year due to inflation.

15 January 2019

Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time) on this day (check course details in our search tool for the correct deadline). The reference needs to be completed before the application can be sent to us.

30 June 2019

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31 August 2019

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20 September 2019

The final deadline for applications to 2019 courses. Applications must arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time).

22 October 2019

The deadline for adding Clearing choices, and for universities or colleges to accept applicants in Clearing.

University of West London
Ealing campus
W5 5RF
W5 5RF
+44 (0)20 8231 2468
University of West London
Ealing campus
W5 5RF
W5 5RF
+44 (0)20 8231 2468

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