BSc (Hons) Criminology

General

Program Description

Criminology at Derby ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2020

Explore some of the most pressing issues confronting society today. Challenging and inspiring, BSc (Hons) Criminology delivers the skills, knowledge and practical insights you need to become a highly effective career professional in the criminal justice system.

Why choose this course?

You’ll examine the causes and consequences of crime, drawing on our strong professional partnerships and inspired by lecturers who won the National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology. Criminology at Derby is also ranked Top 10 in the Guardian League Table 2020.

Is this course for you?

Tailor your studies to match your ambitions, choosing from final-year pathways in working with offenders; criminal investigations; international criminology; or criminology theory and practice. You can also select modules spanning everything from murder and psychopathy to cybercrime and hate crime.

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

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. Some have been as far afield as Los Angeles and San Francisco, gaining insights into US correction facilities and gang prevention projects.

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.

Last updated September 2019

About the School

Here at the University of Derby, we believe anything is possible. With a broad range of courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level, we can help you get your career off to a great star ... Read More

Here at the University of Derby, we believe anything is possible. With a broad range of courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level, we can help you get your career off to a great start. We know how important it is to have the best teaching, and we’re proud to be rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework; but we also offer so much more, with some of the best university facilities in the country, opportunities for industry experience and practical, hands-on learning to make your studies relevant to life after graduation. To help broaden your horizons, we offer a wide range of opportunities to study abroad, whatever your subject – a great way to experience a different culture, meet new people and add to your CV. Read less