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Criminal Justice-Policing (Hons)

University of the West of Scotland

48 months
14500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Criminal Justice-Policing (Hons) programme from University of the West of Scotland – the only one of its kind in Scotland – will help you develop expertise in criminal justice, social science, research, inquiry, law and policy so that you’re ready to work in related areas in policing, prisons and the third sector.


We work closely with experts and practitioners in criminal justice to provide a firm understanding of criminology and criminal justice in Scotland, the UK, Europe and internationally. This Criminal Justice-Policing (Hons) programme from University of the West of Scotland includes topics such as: prisons and policing, forensics, terrorism, youth justice, victimology and exploring the journeys of those who come into contact with the justice system.


  • You’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge for employment in a variety of roles in the criminal justice system.
  • You can choose to specialise in policing after completing Year 2 of study.
  • You can join the student-run Crime and Justice Student Society, which will provide you with advice, support and networking opportunities.
  • Guest lectures from industry professionals and field trips to organisations including Police Scotland, the Scottish Prison Service, Victim Support Scotland and more are offered throughout this programme.
  • This programme has opportunities for international study thanks to links with ERASMUS and partner institutions in the USA.
  • There is the possibility of travelling on one or more field trips to international locations including the USA and Rwanda.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Criminal Behaviour & Deviance
  • Scottish Criminal Justice
  • History of Crime & Justice
  • Scottish Criminal Law
  • Research & Inquiry 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Full time international students, part-time students and online students can also apply until 6 weeks before the start of the course.



480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Literacy & Numeracy

All applicants are expected to demonstrate good levels of literacy and numeracy, holding passes in English and Mathematics at the following levels:

  • Scottish National 5 (grades A, B or C)
  • Scottish Standard Grade (grades 1, 2 or 3)
  • Scottish Intermediate 2 (grades A, B or C)
  • GCSE (A, B or C)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary level (grade C2 or higher)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

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

For Scottish students, cost of study per year is 1,820£

Living costs for Paisley

700 - 1400 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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