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

Why study criminology?

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.

Our criminology 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 resources before completing either a dissertation or a research project and a research methods module in your final year.

Why study criminology courses with us?

Here at The University of Law, we strive to ensure that our criminology 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.

NSS 2021: Ranked first amongst universities in England for teaching in the 2021 National Student Survey and in the Top Five for the last three years.

What job can you do with a criminology degree?

Undergraduate criminology degrees open up career options in community services, law enforcement, court proceedings, prisons and community corrections, intelligence and investigation, rehabilitation and private security. You can become a Prison Officer, a Security Guard, a Police Officer, a Social Worker, a Solicitor, a Health & Welfare Manager and many more.

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There are plenty of great reasons to choose to study criminology with us, whether it's our variety of locations or flexible learning options. Check out our short video to find out more.

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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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More law students have chosen The University of Law than any other UK university in 2021*. *HESA 2020/21.

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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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