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Criminology (Policing and Investigations) BA (Hons)

Middlesex University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Hendon Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


Criminology in action

Our criminology degree is one of the first in the world and we offer one of the most innovative programmes in the UK. The BA Criminology (Policing and Investigations) shares its core with the BA Criminology, while offering a series of modules with a focus on contemporary policing and investigations, together with options for relevant practice-based placements.

This new programme is aimed at this wider context of policing. It not only equips you with key skills that allow you to understand the causes of crime in the 21st century. It also equips you with key skills to build a career responding to crime.

The BA Criminology (Policing and Investigations) is not a pre-join degree for the police service, however the degree will allow you to apply for the accelerated Degree Holders Entry Programme, if you are interested in joining a UK police service after graduation.

Studying the intersection of criminology and policing

BA Criminology (Policing and Investigations) offers an extensive knowledge of the discipline of criminology and practices of policing and investigation. You will be able to apply this knowledge for creative, critical, ethical thinking and action.

You will develop the knowledge and awareness to be ethically informed, respectful of human rights, particularly in relation to the history and contemporary forms of policing and investigation in complex diverse societies.

Join a collaborative and international community

Middlesex University has played a significant role in shaping criminology in the UK and internationally and has an extensive experience in policing education. One of the key strengths of our programmes is that we “team-teach” a number of our core and optional modules. This mode of teaching allows you to experience a diverse range of knowledge, experiences and pedagogical styles, assisting in the development of your knowledge and skills at all levels of the programmes.

We encourage work between students through projects, workshops, and labs. You’ll be able to work with a team and build on communication, organisation and analysis skills. You will gain industry experience though field trips and an optional volunteering module that enables you to integrate your learning and development from that experience into your degree. This focus on industry engagement means in your final year you can choose whether to undertake a dissertation or a work-based project.

This course is open to many fields of work and further study. It is ideal if you are interested in policing, but also uncertain if you’d like to go into the field directly or interested in exploring other related fields.


How can the BA Criminology (Policing and Investigations) support your career?

Our degree is an excellent foundation for a career within the police force or the wider criminal justice system. While a degree in criminology will ordinarily lead to employment within the general field of criminal justice, the skills of data research, critical analysis, oral, written and visual communication, reasoned debate, understanding theoretical concepts, and policy analysis can be transferred to many other areas of employment.

Recent graduates from across our criminology courses have gained successful employment with youth offender teams, the police service, the probation service, social work, local authority crime analyst departments, victim support schemes and drug mentoring. Other career paths include working as a lawyer, consultant and detective.

Although BA Criminology (Policing and Investigations) is not a pre-join degree, this degree will help you in your applications to the Police post-graduation should you choose that field.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Middlesex University

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  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

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