University of West London
Campus: Ealing campus , London
Criminology with Foundation year
4.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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This course includes a foundation year, which equips you with the skills necessary to succeed in Higher Education and introduces you to the wider social context of criminology.

Once you have successfully completed the foundation year, you will move onto the degree course, where you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the nature and causes of crime and how the criminal justice system works in the UK and abroad. You will also have the opportunity to undertake voluntary work within the criminal justice system and allied fields to support your academic studies.

Why choose this course?

This four year programme equips you with the essential skills you need to succeed in Higher Education, as well as providing you with a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of criminology. You will study a range of areas 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 be taught by members of teaching staff who are experts in their field, and our innovative teaching strategy puts you at the centre of the learning and teaching process, stimulating and encouraging your interest through involvement and participation. 

We have close links with the University of North Texas, and students have the opportunity to take part in a criminology trip to Texas during their studies.


  • Understanding Society
  • Introduction to Law and Order
  • Academic Performance (year long)
  • Personalised Learning (year long)
  • Understanding Justice
  • Introduction to Deviance and Punishment.
  • 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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On successful completion of this course, graduates will be able to find employment as police, probation and prison officers, with private companies in the security industry, in the court system and in the administration of justice.

On successful completion of this course you may consider progressing onto a postgraduate course within the Criminology and Criminal Justice subject area.

Do I Have To Pay?

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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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