Criminology with a foundation year

Foundation course

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 1-year foundation course leading to 3-year undergraduate degree (or 4-year undergraduate degree if it involves a work placement or you take a study abroad year


Harcourt Hill


School of Education
School of English and Modern Languages
School of Social Sciences
School of History, Philosophy and Culture


Are you fascinated by the world of criminology? Would you like to learn about how crime impacts the world today? At Oxford Brookes you’ll experience an exciting blend of theoretical and practical study as you explore criminology in real world situations. You’ll investigate who commits crime, why they commit it and how to prevent it.

Criminology with a Foundation Year is a unique integrated degree programme, enabling you to develop academic skills crucial to university study, such as critical analysis, academic writing and collaboration. And we’ll support you as you grow your confidence, get to know your strengths and build your knowledge.

In your first year, you’ll undertake our Foundation in Humanities course, and you’ll then progress to the three year undergraduate programme in Criminology, with an opportunity to do an optional study abroad or work placement, as an additional year. With the diverse experience and skills you’ll gain, you’ll be fully prepared for a career in a variety of sectors.

Specific entry requirements