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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.

Photo of Chloe by the side of the road on a Fifth Avenue in New York
‘Studying Criminology is not all about the criminal justice system, I've enjoyed the range of topics covered throughout the modules.’
Chloe Woolford BSc (Hons) Criminology (Graduating year, 2022)