University of West London
Campus: Ealing campus , London
Criminology, Policing and Forensics
3.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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A key strength of the BA (Hons) Criminology, Policing and Forensics course at the University of West London is our work-based learning modules. Typically, you will work in areas such as youth offending, victim support, crime prevention, witness support and various policing support roles including as a special constable.

Why choose this course?
This course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of criminology. This includes 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.

These provide an invaluable opportunity for you to gain experience in a crime related field, and enhance your chances of finding relevant employment after graduation.

During the course you will engage in work or volunteering with criminal justice agencies and allied fields to support your academic studies. There may also be an opportunity for you to travel to the United States to visit criminal justice institutions and agencies.

Various teaching methods are used to meet different learning styles and objectives. Our teaching strategy puts you at the centre of the teaching and learning 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
  • Introduction to Forensic Science Investigation

Plus one option from:

  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Foundations of Criminal Law
  • Social Problems
  • Theories of Criminal Behaviour
  • Policing and Police Powers
  • Researching Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Reflections on Work in the Criminological Field
  • Crime Scene Investigation

Plus one option from:

  • Ethics of Criminal Justice
  • Trial, Evidence and the Adversarial System
  • Serial Killers
  • Transnational Crime Syndicates
  • Dissertation
  • Forensics and Policing in Crime Detection
  • Contemporary Issues in Policing

Plus two options from:

  • Critical Perspectives on Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
  • Penology
  • Victimology
  • Sexual Offences and Criminal Justice
  • Cyber Crime
  • Probation and Restorative Justice
  • A Psychology of Violent and Sexual Offenders
  • Philosophical Foundations of Criminology
  • Neurocriminology.

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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.

You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.

On completing this course successfully, you will have the opportunity to progress to the MA Criminology and Criminal Justice. 

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.

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

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