Criminology at Middlesex University - UCAS

Course summary

Overview To study criminology is to embark on a fascinating journey exploring the problem of crime. Learn about its causes and consequences, and investigating how society does and should respond to criminal behaviour in all its forms. Develop your understanding of criminology in action This course is ideal if you're interested in how society responds to criminal behaviour and the challenges that this provides. Blending theory with practice, you’ll develop your knowledge by exploring key issues related to crime and justice before testing that knowledge through placements (when possible) within criminology-focused organisations and projects. This blended programme gives you the opportunity to pick from a wide range of options, enabling you to choose the areas you are particularly interested in or align with your career goals. Your degree will focus on key elements of criminology and sociology including crime and control, social sciences, justice and punishment, and forensic skills. The course offers visits (when possible) to criminal justice organisations, courts and prisons, as well as inviting industry leading guest speakers to give you a well-rounded and practice-based course that will propel you into your chosen career. Get skills that are suited to a range of criminology careers By studying this Criminology degree, you'll extend your understanding of why individuals and organisations break the law. You'll be well prepared for a career in developing solutions to a range of problems associated with crime and criminality in a diverse set of industries. We've been at the forefront of criminological teaching and research since the 1970s and have played a significant role in shaping criminology in the UK and internationally. We were one of the first universities in the UK to develop criminology as an independent area of study, making us a consistent leader of the industry. Studying with us will provide you with links to several areas of professional employment. You’ll have options both nationally and internationally, in the criminal justice sector and regulatory bodies, with voluntary and community organisations and in the allied fields of health, education and housing. How is the BA Criminology taught? This degree is taught through a combination of teaching methods designed to both impart and facilitate the development of knowledge and skills. Whether offered face-to-face or online, these methods include lectures, workshops and seminars, guided reading and independent study, group work, computer-assisted data analysis, case studies, and online and in-class exercises. The programme also includes fieldwork, community-based and work-based learning opportunities.


Year 1 Crime in Social Context (15 credits) - Compulsory Skills and Debates in Criminology (15 credits) - Compulsory Explaining Crime (15 credits) - Compulsory Researching Crime in the City (15 credits) - Compulsory Crime, Media and Culture (15 credits) - Compulsory Institutions of Criminal Justice (15 credits) - Compulsory Law for Criminology (15 credits) - Compulsory Quantitative Investigation of Crime (15 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Core modules Research Methods for Studying Contemporary Society (30 credits) - Compulsory Contemporary Criminological Theory (15 credits) - Compulsory Criminology and Practice: Working in Criminology (15 credits) - Compulsory Transforming Justice: Human Rights and Power in Contemporary Policy and Practice (15 credits) - Compulsory Race and Social Justice (15 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Choose one optional module Policing (15 credits) - Optional Prisons and Penology (15 credits) - Optional Sociology of Intimate and Personal Lives: Family, Friendship and Self (15 credits) - Optional Digital Media and the Social World (15 credits) - Optional Volunteering for Engagement and Professional Development (15 credits) - Optional Criminal Law and Legal Processes (15 credits) - Optional Year 2: Choose one optional module Victimology (15 credits) - Optional Our Social World: Welfare, Care, Education and Housing in Contemporary Britain (15 credits) - Optional Gender and Crime (15 credits) - Optional Youth, Crime and Justice (15 credits) - Optional Cybercrime in Contemporary Criminology (15 credits) - Optional Cities and Communities (15 credits) - Optional Year 3 Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory option Learning at Work (30 credits) - Compulsory option Contemporary Issues in Criminology and Policy Processes (15 credits) - Compulsory Year 3: Choose two optional modules Comparative Criminal Justice: Criminal Courts, Sentencing and Prisons (15 credits) - Optional ‘Learning Together’ Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (15 credits) - Optional Digital and Visual Methods (15 credits) - Optional Gender, Sexuality and Society (15 credits) - Optional Organised Violence: War, Genocide and Terrorism (15 credits) - Optional Violent Crime (15 credits) - Optional Rehabilitation and Community Support (15 credits) - Optional Investigations in Theory and Practice (15 credits) - Optional Crimes of the Powerful (15 credits) - Optional Year 3: Choose three optional modules Home, Housing the Society (15 credits) - Optional Life Course, Health and Disability (15 credits) - Optional Radicalisation and Violent Extremism (15 credits) - Optional Social Movements and Protest (15 credits) - Optional Learning at Work (15 credits) - Optional Forensic Mental Health and Offending (15 credits) - Optional Children as Victims and the Child Protection System (15 credits) - Optional Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice (15 credits) - Optional Cyber-Security (15 credits) - Optional Gangs, Group Offending and Joint Enterprise (15 credits) - Optional Environmental Justice and Green Criminology (15 credits) - Optional Transnational Crime (15 credits) - Optional

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16600 Year 1
International £16600 Year 1

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Criminology at Middlesex University - UCAS