Why study Criminology and Policing?
Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Policing degree gives you an in-depth knowledge of contemporary policing and criminal justice. You’ll learn from academics and external speakers with real-world policing experience, getting a genuine feel for key issues related to police work.
Have your understanding of crime, deviance and the criminal justice process challenged as you develop an in-depth knowledge of the issues involved in policing. Learning from our real-world experiences, we aim to show you how well criminology and policing fit together.
In the first two years you concentrate on foundations of criminology and sociology. In years three and four you study the specific areas related to criminal justice and policing, such as:
Criminal investigation and policing in practice
Cybercrime and policing technology
Drugs, addiction and society
Gender, crime and victimology
The sociology of race and ethnicity
If you are keen to work for the police, you’ll have the opportunity to apply to be a special constable. This experience puts you in a great position to pursue a career in the police force or to work in the police service after graduation.
We place a strong emphasis on developing your research skills, which are highly valued in the workplace. Whether it's collaboration, assessing evidence, writing reports, researching or completing project work, your criminology studies will make you extremely employable.
After the first two years of study, you can choose to specialise in other areas or carry on studying this pathway. See more in the 'How the Course Works' section below.
Our Criminology degree scored 85% for Teaching and Learning Resources in the 2021 National Student Survey.