study Criminology

Our Criminology courses have been specially designed by experienced criminologists to help you develop an understanding of criminological and sociological concepts and theories.

Looking at a wide range of current issues surrounding the topic of crime, you will be able to apply this knowledge to various areas around crime and the law. Through our selection of compulsory and elective modules you will have the opportunity to study areas such as drugs, cybercrime, migration, criminal psychology, terrorism, trafficking and marginalisation.

These courses are aimed at those looking to work in the criminal justice field, as well as connected sectors. You will learn through a variety of group sessions, workshops and digital media resource before completing either a dissertation or a research project and a research methods module in your final year.

Here at The University of Law, we strive to ensure that our degrees benefit from both a theoretical and vocational background, meaning that you can obtain a wide variety of analytical, research and problem solving skills. We believe that developing this well-balanced combination of skills and competencies can help you become the most desirable professional for employers, allowing you to pursue the career of your choice.

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Our criminology courses run at our campuses in the vibrant locations of Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham.

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Upcoming Open Days

We run Open Days at each of our campuses throughout the year, so that you can find the perfect fit for you.

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Our Alumni

We have 71,000 alumni; discover more about partnerships and where our alumni are today.

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Throughout your studies you’ll receive support from our expert Employability Service.

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Criminology Careers

Check out our Careers Guide to see where a degree in criminology could take you.

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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