University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Crime is the subject of frequent media, political and policy debates. Studying criminology allows you to examine definitions of ‘crime’, how criminal law is made, and how understandings of crime and justice vary by the class, race or gender of offenders and victims. Using imaginative teaching and assessment methods, you will be encouraged to re'examine traditional and contemporary crime ‘problems’. You will consider classic theoretical frameworks, as well as emergent real'world case studies.

Course Modules

First year core modules cover the criminological imagination, justice and human rights, controversies in criminal justice, and researching crime and justice; you will also take an option module in either psychology and crime, or crime and the London underworld, or a Westminster elective module from across the University. Core modules in the second year cover radical criminology, researching crime and justice, and globalisation, crime and control; you will then take three option modules from youth, crime and justice; race, crime and justice; gender, crime and justice; forensic criminal psychology; or a Westminster elective. In your final year, alongside your dissertation and a core module on criminological research, you will choose three option modules from punishment and modern society, human rights and global injustice, psychology crime and the popular imagination, media and crime, issues in state crime, victims of crime, work experience, or immigration, crime and control.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,750 Overseas Fees