Middlesex University

Course Introduction

The police are a key agent within criminal justice and our degree, taught by leading academics, studies policing in-depth. You will use insights from our internationally renowned research to inform your studies.

**Why study BA Criminology (Policing) at Middlesex University?**

This criminology degree was one of the first in the world and our department continues to produce internationally revered research to investigate models of crime.

You will study at the centre of new criminology research, ensuring you graduate with knowledge of the latest developments in criminal justice. You will gain specialist expertise in policing through studying this fascinating strand of criminology, which can also fast track your entry into the police force. Policing is a complex and intricate process that requires you to learn the political, social and economic contexts that impact its effectiveness, and investigate the many forms of criminal activity from white collar crime to gang culture.

Our excellent links with employers in the criminal justice system have led to prestigious placement opportunities, to build vital professional experience within the criminal justice system

This course is not only for those seeking to join the police force but it is also for those seeking to understand how society is policed and who have an interest in law enforcement and conducting investigations into criminal activity.

**Course highlights**

Our links with the Metropolitan and Hertfordshire police enable us to 'fast track' applications into the Special Constabulary: currently the only entry point into the police service

You have the option to extend the course by a year in order to spend your third year in a paid work placement relevant to the course

You will have the opportunity to be credited for volunteering as a police Special Constable

You may select from an exciting and varied choice of elective modules utilising contemporary knowledge of the criminal justice system

Our leading academics provide a supportive learning environment, helping you to achieve the best possible academic results

We have a series of workshops and field trips involving qualified speakers from outside agencies

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course Modules

Foundation Year:World Literature for Social Sciences and the Law, SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology), Foundation Mathematics, Foundation Project. Year 1: Crime and Control in Social Context (30 Credits) - Compulsory Explaining Crime (30 Credits) - Compulsory Skills and Methods in Criminology and Sociology (30 Credits) - Compulsory Understanding Contemporary Society: Issues and Debates (30 Credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Criminology in Late Modernity (30 Credits) - Compulsory Policing (30 Credits) - Compulsory Institutions of Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Compulsory Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 Credits) - Compulsory Year 3: Dissertation (30 Credits) - Compulsory Homicide and Serious Crime Investigation (30 Credits) - Compulsory Integrated Learning and Work Placement (30 Credits) - Optional Special Constabulary (30 Credits) - Optional Violent Crime (30 Credits) - Optional Organised and White Collar Crime (30 Credits) - Optional Children as Victims and Offenders (30 Credits) - Optional Gangs and Group Offending (30 Credits) - Optional Justice, Punishment and Human Rights (30 Credits) - Optional Environmental Justice and Green Criminology (30 Credits) - Optional

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £11,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a minimum of 5.5 in each componentTOEFL (iBT)72.0With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in readingPTE Academic51.0With at least 51 in all components