BSc (Hons) — 2025 entry Criminology

What is criminal behaviour? What motivates offenders? How does crime impact victims, and which punishments should be imposed on criminals? These are some of the questions you’ll explore on our Criminology BSc course. 

Key course information

Start date
September 2025
Full time
3 years
Overseas fees
To be confirmed
Subject areas
UCAS code
Stag Hill
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Why choose
this course?

  • This research-led course will help you develop a critical perspective on contemporary problems relating to crime, deviance and social control, teaching you the methods necessary to conduct and evaluate research in these areas.
  • Our Criminology BSc gives you the knowledge and analytical skills you need to pursue a professional career in criminal justice, the public sector, forensic science, business, education, health and medicine, social work or counselling. 
  • You’ll have the option to take one of our award-winning Professional Training placements that will prepare you for roles in industry.
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6th in the UK

For criminology in the Guardian University Guide 2024

Top 5 in the UK

Sociology is ranked top 5 for overall satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2023


90.4% of our criminology students are satisfied with their course in the 2023 National Student Survey**

*Measured by % positivity based on Q1-24 for all institutions listed in the Guardian University Guide

**Measured by % positivity based on Q1-24, National Student Survey 2023

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