BSc (Hons) — 2025 entry Criminology and Sociology

Studying criminology and sociology together will give you vital insights into the world of crime as well as how human relationships and society influence our behaviour. Our course prepares you for fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse people, such as journalism, politics, marketing, human resources or public administration, as well as for in positions in the criminal justice system, social service and government. 

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?

On our BSc Criminology and Sociology course, you’ll explore fascinating topics surrounding:

  • The cause and effect of criminal actions
  • The form and outcome of social disorders
  • The criminal justice system
  • Policing
  • The relationship between behaviours and punishments.

Our award-winning Professional Training placements prepare students for roles in industry.

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Top 5 in the UK

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


6th in the UK

For criminology in the Guardian University Guide 2024

6th in the UK

Ranked 6th in the UK and top 50 in the world for sociology in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

*Measured by % positivity across all questions for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide league tables.

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