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Undergraduate courses starting in 2025

Criminology is the study of crime and criminality, as well as society’s response to these.

Studying this subject will give you a deep insight into the theories of criminal activity, justice and punishment. By drawing on multiple perspectives and disciplines, you’ll learn about:

  • how criminal justice agencies work and interact
  • the creation of criminal justice policy
  • challenges faced by law enforcement, courts and prisons
  • socioeconomic and sociopsychological factors that contribute to criminal activity

Your acquired knowledge and skills will prepare you for a diverse range of careers within the criminal justice sector or other fields.

You’ll be able to take advantage of our industry links and go on a professional placement during your studies.



The awards, accolades and league table rankings for this subject. Data for these courses is represented in some league tables under Sociology due to league table subject groupings.

‘Criminology at Bath has a global focus and gives you the independence to choose your own path.’
Milan Panchal BSc (Hons) Criminology (Graduating year, 2025)