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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

What is crime? Who is a criminal? What motivates offenders? Can an offender be reformed? These are the type of questions which impacts today's society, and the questions you will explore on our BSc (Hons) Criminology. There is an opportunity to also achieve an additional professional qualification in youth justice alongside your degree.

Why choose this course?

You’ll examine the causes and consequences of crime, how crime is measured and defined, and how criminals are managed and controlled. We give you an in-depth view of the challenges and dilemmas facing criminal justice professionals today, which will ensure that you are work place ready on graduating.

Is this course for you?

Tailor 100% of your final year options to match your career aims and passions. Bringing together disciplines such as sociology, law, psychology and philosophy, our BSc (Hons) Criminology encourages you to think creatively, challenge established beliefs and develop your own research interests.

How you will learn

Link complex criminology theories to the day-to-day demands of working practice. Build skills in interviewing, negotiation, decision-making and research. See how cases are taken from crime scene to courtroom in our exceptional real-world learning facilities.

Opportunities and experiences

Our strong links with practice means your studies are enriched by visits to courts, prisons and youth offender training centres. Our students have joined mock murder hunts, contributed to hate crime scrutiny panels, and investigated miscarriages of justice. There is also the option for second year students to visit the USA to see how the American criminal justice system operates.

Careers and employability

BSc (Hons) Criminology graduates progress to wide-ranging roles in the police, Crown Prosecution Service, courts, probation and prison services, youth offending teams and various law enforcement agencies. Some pursue rewarding careers in the voluntary sector, working with offenders or victims.

Did you know? We also offer this course With a Foundation Year.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 105 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    107 55%

    69th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    52nd

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    3rd

    26

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