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Criminology with Foundation Year (Hons)

University of West London

48 months
12750 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This well-rounded Criminology with Foundation Year (Hons) course at the University of West London will give you a thorough grounding in the complex field of criminology and the criminal justice system. 


The programme

Our varied teaching methods put you at the centre of your learning experience, stimulating and encouraging your interest and development with a range of activities. In particular, the work-based learning modules will help you to gain a competitive advantage when you graduate. Following the Criminology with Foundation Year (Hons) course at the University of West London, you will gain hands-on experience in a crime-related area such as:

  • youth offending
  • victim support
  • crime prevention
  • witness support
  • policing support roles, such as special constables.

You will also have access to hands-on facilities at the University of West London, including a crime scene room for Forensic Science modules.

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.

There are many reasons for joining a foundation year course; you may not have the exact subjects or grades at A level to meet the entry requirements, you may have been living abroad or want to change direction with your career. Whatever your starting point, the foundation year offers a firm grounding in the skills and knowledge that you will need to get the most from your studies and thrive at University. Successful completion of the foundation year allows you to progress straight onto Level 4 of this course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

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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