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Criminology with Law with Foundation Year (Hons)

University of West London

48 months
12750 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Are you interested in crime and the criminal justice system? Do you want to know why people break the law? This Criminology with Law with Foundation Year (Hons) course at the University of West London will give you work experience opportunities alongside your academic studies.


The programme

This Criminology with Law with Foundation Year (Hons) course at the University of West London is designed to provide you with a well-rounded, skills-base and covers the foundations of criminal law, ethics in criminal justice and policing.

The work experience segment of the course allows you to gain valuable experience to support your learning and enhance your CV.

The foundation year course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to continue onto your Honours degree. You will study a range of subjects that will underpin your future study and also gain valuable experience of university life, with full access to campus facilities.

Throughout the course, you will build a thorough understanding of the law as it applies to crime and the criminal justice system in England and Wales, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of essential aspects of criminology, including:

  • knowledge of crime
  • explanations for why people break the law
  • the workings of the criminal justice and penal systems in the UK and abroad
  • the foundations of criminal law
  • ethics in criminal justice
  • policing
Once you graduate, you could go on to work in:
  • the police force
  • the probation service
  • prisons as officers
  • private companies
  • the security industry
  • the court system
  • the administration of justice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Performance
  • Understanding Justice
  • Law and Order
  • Understanding Society
  • Deviance and Punishment
  • Personalised Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

72 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications. These can include:

  • A Levels at grades B, C or D, D, D or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass
  • Access to HE Diploma
You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12750 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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