Criminology and Law

Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Criminology and Law is an interdisciplinary degree consisting of distinct modules from the disciplines of Law and Criminology along with two specially designed modules that bring together the two disciplines. It is aimed at students who are interested in developing a career in policing or the criminal justice system.  The programme enables students to develop the knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system and criminality along with the social science skills needed to study the causes and prevention of crime. In addition, it enables them to acquire the skills traditionally associated with a law degree such as forensic analysis, detailed problem-solving and the ability to communicate accurately and persuasively. Academic staff in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes have expertise in a variety of topics including criminological theory, the criminal justice and legal system, policing, substance misuse, the prison and offender management system, international law, human rights law and computer law. Our flexible course allows students to pursue their own areas of interest within Criminology and Law while also providing them with a solid foundation in the disciplines and a range of personal and professional skills which will serve as a springboard for their future career development. Links between research and undergraduate teaching are an important and distinctive feature of the programme, and the combined research experience and research expertise and interests of staff have shaped its design, content and delivery. The programme provides opportunities for contributions from outside speakers, placements and institutional visits.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points English Standard Level - Grade 4
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English - Grade 4 Two further GCSEs - Grade 4

IELTS 6.5 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5. If you accept a Conditional offer to this course as your Firm choice through UCAS, and the offer does not include a requirement to pass an English language test or improve your English language, we may be able to make the offer Unconditional. Please check your offer carefully where this will be confirmed for each applicant.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to continue to set fees at the maximum level permitted for new and returning Home and EU students. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.
Criminology and Law at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS