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University of West London: Criminology

Institution University of West London
Department School of Human and Social Sciences
Study type Taught


If your interests lie in global security, online security, tackling organised crime and terrorism and other emerging issues of the 21st century justice system, this MA is one of the few to offer you a specialised suite of relevant modules.

Students will be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the key concepts, ideas, and theories that underpin contemporary issues and political debates concerning the wider criminological discipline. In addition to providing students with subject specific knowledge and understanding, it also aims to produce graduates with strong transferable skills of research, communication, analysis and creative problem solving, who are well placed to seek employment within relevant sectors. Depending on your choice of optional modules, you can decide which degree pathway you would like, picking either Global Crime, Terrorism, or Criminal Investigations.

Career options Our course leads to careers in policing and police research, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Home Office, intelligence services, policy development and digital/global security. You may also wish to follow an MPhil/PhD programme.


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