Criminology and Environmental Hazards

What is Joint Honours?

A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one degree. This type of degree will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects. You can combine any two subjects as long as they’re in different zones, find out what you can combine this subject with.


Criminology uses a range of disciplines to examine criminality and the criminal justice system. Whatever pathway you follow you'll be introduced to the historical and contemporary perspectives of criminology before exploring the legal, psychological and sociological aspects of criminality. At first, this includes a brief analysis of relevant theory - the psychological, sociological and legal dimensions and the dynamic relationship between these internal and external influences on behaviour - i.e. the nature/nurture debate.

Environmental Hazards

Environmental hazards is the study of natural and man-made hazards that affect Earth, such as earthquakes and volcanoes. You'll cover areas including the Earth's surface and climatic hazards, hazard management and develop the knowledge in aspects of geographical, earth and environmental sciences.

During this course you'll specialise in areas of natural and man-made hazards, earth surface and climatic hazards, and hazard management. And you'll develop a strong background in aspects of the geographical, earth and environmental sciences that are essential to the study of hazards.

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UCAS code: MF97

Start date: September

Course length: Full-time: three years

Campus: Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus

Fees and finance

2015/16 Fees

This is a classroom based course.

UK/EU students

  • Full time: £8,500 (each year)
  • £1,060 per module (you usually take the equivalent of 18 single modules)

International students

  • Full time: £10,900

These fees apply if you're starting this course between September 2015 and August 2016. We recommend you check fee details with us though, as they can change. Costs can increase each year.

Key Information Sets

Full time

Where will I study?

Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus