Criminology with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS

Course summary

Students studying criminology at Brunel will be taught by academic staff who are themselves actively engaged in criminological research activities – an experience which enriches the already substantial and supportive learning resources that are on offer to our students. Criminology is a fast moving constantly evolving subject which reflects current social, political and public disputes. Therefore, students are provided with opportunities and the resources needed to assist them in developing an increased awareness and appreciation of their own values and those of their cultural and political environment, and an understanding of how alternative values impact upon rival interpretations of evidence. The criminology department at Brunel both recognises and emphasises the importance of theory that is based on evidence and encourages students to engage in critical evaluation of concepts of crime and deviance, including state crime, crimes of the powerful, crime prevention, security, and crime control policies, as well as other responses to crime and deviance. It nurtures a lively debate and dialogue between a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives, employing both quantitative and qualitative data in considering the distribution of crime, and processes of criminalisation and victimisation over space and time. As a forward-thinking critical criminology degree student will be encouraged to engage in debates about race, gender, migration, social harms, green criminology and a wide variety of other current topics while being furnished with the necessary research training in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis to engage with and challenge debates as they evolve. The programme sets out from a broad multi-disciplinary Social Sciences content at FHEQ Level 4 where criminology students will be studying alongside sociology students in some modules as well as on criminology specific modules and then to a more focussed disciplinary content at FHEQ Level 5, and more specific thematic content at FHEQ Level 6, where students are encouraged to personalize their studies through their choice of a range of advanced optional modular blocks.


Sample modules: Crime, Media & Society, War and Humanitarianism, Captialism and Sex, Digital Cultures. To view the full list of modules for this course and further information on degree content, please visit the Brunel website:

Assessment method

Assessments will be varied but always relevant to the nature of the activity/enquiry being carried out and to the expected outcome – which may involve presentation of research, written essay, portfolio work and group participation. Assessment will be through a variety of means to evaluate different skill sets: Coursework essays Examinations (seen and unseen) Individual and Group projects Portfolios Learning Contract Work diaries Reports Case Studies Critical Reviews Online assessment Students’ knowledge and understanding of learning outcomes will be studied via a range of assessment practices. This mix simultaneously will enforce a broad and comprehensive coverage of the Programme themes and the more selective, creative and skills-oriented form of understanding that will come from particular blocks. Knowledge and understanding of practice-based, research-oriented outcome will be assessed by means of reports of skill-oriented work (as with research methods) at FHEQ Level 4 and 5, and the final year dissertation at FHEQ Level.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)90with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic59with a minimum of 59 in all subscores

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £19430* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £19430* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

EU nationals may be eligible for a discount on their fees - please see our website at
Criminology with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS