University of West London
Campus: Ealing campus , London
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The MA in Criminology offers you the opportunity to gain a postgraduate qualification in a field which is academically rigorous and gives you the skills to pursue a career in the growing fields of justice and security. 

Global security, organised crime, terrorism and online security are emerging as the key issues in the 21st century justice system and the University of West London is one of very few universities in the UK to offer a specialised suite of courses in this area. 

Why choose this course?

This course is for you if you want to graduate with a general MA in Criminology and you would like a more flexible choice of modules than those offered on our three specialist pathways.

The course includes the following core modules to give you an excellent grounding in criminological issues at Masters level:

  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation
  • Theories of Criminal Behaviour
  • Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice

A choice of optional modules is also available (see 'course details' for more information).

As well as providing students with subject specific knowledge and understanding, we aim to produce graduates with strong transferable skills in:

  • research
  • communication
  • analysis
  • creative problem solving

This ensures you are well-placed to seek employment with in relevant sectors.

You will benefit from teaching delivered by highly qualified and supportive staff with backgrounds in both Criminology research and practice. 

The teaching and learning approaches used on the MA Criminology course will place an emphasis on students as active learners. 

The teaching will be delivered by academics who are actively engaged in relevant research and / or who are practitioners in the field, ensuring that you have the opportunity to engage with the most contemporary ideas. 

You will be able to consolidate your learning through the use of a range of technology enhanced learning tools where appropriate. This will enable you to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the issues studied, as well as reflecting on your own development as a specialist in your chosen area. 


Semester 1:

  • Criminological Theory (core)
  • Research Methods (core)

One option from the following: 

  • Cybercrime and Internet Policing 
  • International and European Criminal Law 
  • Transnational Organised Crime.

Semester 2:

  • Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice (core)
  • Dissertation (core) 

One option from the following: 

  • Financial Crime 
  • Transitional Justice 
  • Counter-terrorism.

What do I need to get in?

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Entry Requirements for: United Kingdom


Overall of 260 in United Kingdom Scale .

This course will particularly suit students who are interested in careers in the following areas:

  • Policing and police research
  • National Offender Management Service
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Home Office
  • Intelligence Services
  • Policy development
  • Digital / global security
  • Further study on an MPhil / PhD programme

Students may wish to follow an MPhil / PhD programme in the School of Law and Criminology.

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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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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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

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30 June 2019

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31 August 2019

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22 October 2019

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

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