Criminology at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

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Course summary

While many criminology courses are taught from a criminal justice angle, at Oxford Brookes you’ll study the subject from a much broader, interdisciplinary perspective. Study contemporary theories and issues in Criminology, and how to apply them to the criminal justice system and satellite organisations that support it. We teach students to be critical of preconceptions surrounding crime and crime control and empowered to engage positively with their communities and make an impact in the world. This course focuses on contemporary issues in criminology including decolonisation, environment, gender and sexuality and online spaces. We tackle important issues facing society today through a criminological lens, and encourage students to be active and critical members of society. With employability at the heart of the programme, it draws on well-established links with organisations including Thames Valley Police, the Probation Service, Oxford City Council, and many charities supporting young offenders to provide insight and experience across some of the applied aspects of the discipline.


Compulsory modules Advanded Research in Criminology Contemporary Criminological Theory Criminal Justice Policy and Practice for the 21st Century Optional modules Advanced Independent Study in Criminology Crime and Criminology in the Digital Age Critical Criminology and Social Justice From Colony to Decolony: Decolonial Criminology Optional modules Work Placement or Work Based Research Project Compulsory modules Dissertation/Final Project

Assessment method

Assessment is conducted through a variety of assignments linked to the expected learning outcomes. Accessibility and inclusion is fundamental to our MSc Criminology, which means that there are alternative assessments such as presentations and video essays, empowering you to showcase your skills and knowledge beyond traditional essay-writing and exams. You will be assessed with the following methods:

  • presentations
  • video essays
  • projects
  • policy reports
  • essays
  • written dissertation.
You will receive feedback over the course of the year from your lecturers on your work and progress.

How to apply

International applicants

An IELTS minimum score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading and writing) is required. Please also see the University's standard English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Students will normally be required to have (or to be expecting) a good (2.2) honours degree, or an equivalent degree awarded by a university outside the United Kingdom. The degree may be in Criminology or in a related discipline. We welcome applications from both non-Criminology graduates and work experience-based candidates. Students new to the academic study of criminology will be advised to read a number of recommended texts by way of induction before they begin the course. Students are also encouraged to attend the induction sessions provided in the week prior to the beginning of the course. Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8200 Year 1
Scotland £8200 Year 1
Wales £8200 Year 1
EU £16450 Year 1
International £16450 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year, your fees will increase each year.
Criminology at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS