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Criminology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #190 (WUR) ,
Criminology is the study of the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of crime and criminal behaviour in society. The nature of the criminal justice system, and the experiences of those involved in it – including offenders, victims, police officers and others – are also of interest.


The Department of Sociology is recognized for its cutting-edge approach to a variety of criminal justice issues, including crime prevention, social justice, policing, violence against women, drug policy, sex work, prisons, youth, media representations of crime, political violence, human rights, victimology and cybercrime.

Graduates with a degree in Criminology work in many different fields. In general a criminology/sociology degree gives you critical thinking, analysis, and communication skills that relate to a wide variety of jobs.

Many criminology graduates pursue additional education in criminology, sociology, or law. Others find employment in a variety of fields, including corrections, policing, community services, social services, government, research and policy.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Administration of Criminal Justice
  • Sociology of Corrections
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • Sociology of Law
  • An Introduction to Criminology
  • Youth in Conflict with the Law
  • Wrongfully Convicted
  • Sociology of Genocide
  • Crime and Deviance in the Workplace
  • Women and Crime
  • Criminological Theory and Research

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

If you are currently completing the International Baccalaureate program, you must complete the full International Baccalaureate Diploma including each of the following to be considered for admission:

·Completion of the entire Diploma including the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay

·Passes in a minimum of 6 subjects of which 3 must be at the Higher Level

·A minimum grade total of 28 including points awarded for the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge

·No mark less than 4 on any individual course

·Prerequisites for your program as specified by Western

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32900 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32900 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28715 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28715 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1037 - 1630 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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