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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Regent Street

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

With crime frequently in the news and always an important issue, criminology has never been more relevant. The Criminology BA Honours aims to enthuse, inspire and equip you with the skills for a successful career in today's competitive job market.Criminology draws on a wide range of human and social science disciplines, and the course has been designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of criminology as an interdisciplinary subject area. It will also equip you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.Westminster's criminologists are concerned with who commits crimes and how offenders should be punished, but at the heart of criminology are fundamental questions about how 'crime' is defined, how criminal law is made, and how definitions of crime and justice vary historically and cross-culturally. Where better to study this fascinating discipline than in the heart of the UK's policing and criminal justice systems? Contemporary concerns are reflected as the subject engages with globalisation and culture throughout the theoretical, qualitative and the empirical.Our graduates go on to develop careers in a wide range of sectors including the police and policing-support organisations, the Probation Service, local government and crime prevention.The course is organised around three distinctive themes – justice, human rights, and crime in its local and global contexts. However, the wide range of core and option modules cover an extensive range of topics including processes of criminalisation and victimisation; the social, legal and cultural meanings of crime; the causes and organisation of crime and deviance at all levels; understanding crime in relation to class, gender, race and ethnicity, religious faith, and sexuality; and the practical and political processes of preventing and managing crime.Teaching and learning methods include lectures, seminars, independent study, and 'off-site' learning such as visits and field walks which make use of Westminster's central London location.Assessment methods may include essays, debates, criminal justice policy analyses, individual and group presentations, exams, statistical analyses, and your dissertation.

Application deadline

15 January 2021

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University information

University of Westminster, London

  • University League Table

    111th

  • Campus address

    University of Westminster, London, 101 New Cavendish Street, LONDON, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, W1W 6XH, England

With students coming from 170 nations around the globe, Westminster is one of the most internationally diverse universities in the UK.
Courses at Westminster aim to prepare students for industry and ensure that work experience and placement opportunities are accessible to all.
Westminster offers a wide range of scholarships, including a fully-funded postgraduate award, supporting students from over 50 countries across the world.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 57%

    59th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    51st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    10th

    36

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