BA (Hons) Criminology

University of West London
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
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3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 32,929
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 38,546

Entry Requirements

  • 260 UCAS tariff points normally in a minimum of two subject areas plus Level 2 English and Maths.
  • IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
  • Pearson PTE Academic at score 51 or above or an equivalent secure English language test. 

Note: We also welcome applicants with no formal qualifications. These applications will be considered on an individual basis taking into account their professional/work/life experiences and their ability to engage with and benefit from the course.


Year One

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Prisons and Probation
  • Criminal Process
  • Foundations of Criminal Law
  • Work, or Voluntary Work-based Learning 1

Year Two

  • Theories of Criminal Behaviour
  • Trial, Evidence and the Adversarial System
  • Policing and Police Powers
  • Criminology and Public Policy
  • Crime, Young People and the Law
  • Work, or Voluntary Work-based Learning 2

Year Three

  • Forensic Assessment and Examination Techniques
  • Penal Theory
  • Work, or Voluntary Work-based Learning 3

Plus four options from:

  • Project (Dissertation)
  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Psychology of Crime
  • Sentencing
  • Violent Relationships
  • Forensics and Policing in Crime Detection
  • Philosophical Foundations of Criminology
  • Terrorism

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