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On this course, you will gain an 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 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.
Career and study progression
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.
For more details please see the Career and study progression section.
Other options available for BA (Hons) Criminology
- Full time - September 2017, Ealing site
- Part time - September 2017, Ealing site
- Part time - January 2018, Ealing site
- Part time - April 2018, Ealing site
- Full time - September 2018, Ealing site
- Part time - September 2018, Ealing site
Fees for home and EU studentsMain fee£6,167
Fees for overseas studentsMain fee£7,667Find out if you are a home or overseas student.
Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.
You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.
We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:
- Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
- Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year.
Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.
Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.