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Criminology and Law (with Foundation Year) (Hons)

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

48 months
14250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Criminology and Law (with Foundation Year) (Hons) programme at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) gives you a deep understanding of offending and victimisation and the realities of societies' responses to crime. This knowledge both complements and critically contextualises the study of the laws through which criminal justice is applied. 

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The Criminology and Law (with Foundation Year) (Hons) programme at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)  allows you to explore modules spanning criminal justice, such as criminal law, crime patterns, policing, media, youth, drugs, terrorism, serious offending and penology. You'll gain a solid grounding in criminological research methods and practice plus you'll develop valuable legal skills such as mooting and negotiating.

Our course gives you real-world insight and you'll develop professional abilities through community engagement and work-based learning. You'll study law and criminology equally in your first year and then have the option to change to a major in law or criminology from Year two.

Careers / Further study 

Criminology and Law students are highly valued by employers because of their broad skillset and knowledge base.

 This degree combination leads naturally to a career in criminal law. If you major in law, you could pursue a career as a solicitor, barrister, legal adviser, legal executive or paralegal. You could also begin a career in HR, finance, teaching, advice and charity work or the public sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Procedure and Punishment
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Land Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Migration Law and Policy
  • Sexual Offences and Offending: Criminal Justice Responses

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

  • Tariff points: 48
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs. 
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required. 
  • Access: No specific subjects required.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.
  • Irish Highers: No specific subjects required.
  • T Levels: No specific subjects required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14250 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 Bristol

750 - 1260 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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