Criminology courses

Our criminology courses include single awards in criminology and professional policing, and joint awards with sociology, psychology and law. Our teaching has won awards from the British Society of Criminology – and we combine it with regular work experience, preparing you for employment or helping you take an existing career to the next level. You'll explore contemporary theories about offending behaviour and the responses of the criminal justice sector, and have the chance to specialise in a range of disciplines, including policing, youth justice and violent crime.

Courses are taught by the Department of Law and Criminology, which maintains strong links to local, regional and national agencies in the criminal justice sector. It is also home to the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice.

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