Criminology

By examining the issues of deviance, social control and criminal justice, the Department of Sociology is revealing new insights into important institutions such as the police, courts, prisons and probation services.

Criminology at Surrey is ranked top three in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2017. 

Our Criminology courses

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate Study (Taught)

Postgraduate Study (Research)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Short Courses

Why study criminology at Surrey?

My Surrey experience - Jayne Katete, BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

"The great thing about my programme it that it is always interesting – each module is so different that studying never becomes a bore."

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The occupations of our Criminology alumni who have been in the workforce for a few years include:

  • Magazine editor
  • Contract and grants administrator
  • Attorney
  • Personnel manager
  • Probation officer
  • Career counsellor
  • Marketing director
  • Information specialist
  • Senior lecturer
  • Political consultant

My Surrey experience: Kozeta Ismaili, MSc Criminology

"Living on campus is convenient as you can get to lectures within ten minutes, you have the library on your doorstep and you feel part of a community."

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The lecturers on my programme are very friendly are usually easy to get in contact with outside of lectures. In lectures they are always encouraging you to explore different rationales and are very wiling to help with any problems you may have.

Jayne Katete, BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

Why Surrey?

Why we chose Surrey

Our students explain why they decided to come to Surrey and share what they love about living and studying here.

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Surrey in a single word

We challenged our students to sum up the University of Surrey using just one word.

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2,300+ partner organisations

Over the past five years, more than 2,300 partner organisations have worked with us to give students valuable experience in the professional environment.

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