Spring Break in the UK with Criminology
This study abroad program will explore the British roots of the American criminal justice system and the differences and similarities between the two systems. Students will visit a modern British court, police headquarters, and the National Criminal Justice Museum. They will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of some (in)famous British cases and travel through original courtrooms, dungeons, and prison cells that tell the history of British law, crime, and punishment. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to spend a full day in London exploring a city whose recorded history dates back to at least the first century of the common era.
The program will be based at Keele University, and students will be provided accommodations on campus. Located in an area of North Staffordshire, England renowned for its beauty and natural resources, Keele also offers students easy access to cultural and historical sites, shopping, and entertainment. Being located in the heart of the England, Keele University is the perfect location for travel all around the UK. Along with a day trip to London, the program also includes excursions to nearby areas to learn more about policing, courts and corrections in the UK system.
Program Activities & Features
•Magistrates Court in Newcastle-under-Lyme
•Crown Court in Cheshire
•Nottingham to visit the National Justice Museum
•Police headquarters in Staffordshire
•Day trip to London
- Degree or non-degree seeking student
- Good judicial standing
- 2.5+ GPA at time of application
- Students must be 18 years or older by March 3, 2019
The program will include site visits, lectures, and guided tours. Students will keep and submit a journal of their experiences. Upon successful completion, students will receive 1 credit hour (CRM 294-800
). Students will meet students, faculty and practitioners of criminology and criminal justice at one of the top universities in the U.K., fostering the global mindset that is central to the vision of UNC Wilmington. Keele University is an ideal home base for this study abroad experience, given its overall reputation, the outstanding quality and reputation of its criminology program, and its central geographic location in England.
January 13, 2020
Tentative Program Dates
March 7-14, 2020
Estimated Program Fee: $1,380
Program Fee Includes:
- Transportation to and from airports and various sites
- Group dinner and £25 food voucher
- Program related activities
- Health insurance
(not included in program fee)
- International airfare
- Transportation to airport
- Lunches and dinners
- Activities during day trip to London
- Passport, if needed
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at https://uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html