University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Sociology and criminology at Westminster provides a dynamic, up'to'date and international learning environment. Our supportive, dedicated and award'winning teaching team will train you in critical analysis, thinking and debate, and enable you to develop strong presentational, interpersonal and communication skills. Our teaching is unique in the way it makes full use of our Regent Street location and London, with its vibrant cultures and subcultures, institutions, museums and galleries, as an inspiration, a theme and a subject for our sociological study. And where better to study criminology than in the heart of the UK's policing and criminal justice systems? The course offers a variety of option modules that allow you to develop a wide range of specialist interests, and to cultivate highly valued graduate skills in writing, thinking, and communication. All of our undergraduates have the opportunity to undertake work experience as part of their degree course.

Course Modules

Modules can include: Applied social research; body and society; civil liberties and human rights in the UK; consuming race in a globalised world; contemporary issues in education; crime and the city; crime in international context; crimes of the powerful; culture and identity; cybercrime and society; feminist theory and sexual politics; gender and education; gender, crime and justice; gender, ethnicity and cultural representations; globalisation and Britain; globalisation and media; health and illness; images of crime; law, politics and the state; masculinities, gender and change; media power; pleasures and perils of the city; policing and social order; punishment and society; race and ethnicity; race, crime and criminal justice; sexualities; sociology of medicine; the criminal justice process; understanding crime prevention; women, family and social policy; women, gender and power; work experience internships; youth, crime and criminal justice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000 ???home???
5 years
Part Time Day
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBC
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

Key Course Information

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65% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 5
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 30
Unknown 0

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 21%

Total Coursework: 76%

Total Practical: 3%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation