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BSc (Hons) Criminology

University of Derby Number 1 University in the East Midlands for graduate employment

Why choose this course?

Go behind the news headlines and explore some of the most pressing issues confronting society today. This is a distinctive and intellectually stimulating course which delivers all the skills, knowledge and practical insights you need to become a highly effective professional in the criminal justice system.

  • Examine the causes and consequences of crime, how crime is measured and defined, and how criminals are managed and controlled
  • Explore intriguing real-life case studies - from the psychological profiling of offenders to hostage negotiations 
  • Visit courts, prisons, police custody suites and youth offender training centres to learn more about working life in the criminal justice system
  • Tailor your course to match your personal interests and career ambitions - with our choice of specialist pathways in your final year
  • Learn from experienced practitioners and influential academic researchers 
  • Study part of your degree abroad through the Erasmus exchange scheme or at one of our partner institutions in the USA
  • From Alcatraz to Hollywood - our current students recently visited the USA where they gained first-hand experience about the realities of life behind bars at correction facilities, city jails and the infamous Alcatraz. They also learnt about reintegration programs, gang prevention and intervention services at Los Angeles City Hall and the secrets of loss prevention from a leading expert in Hollywood.
  • Shape your future at the No.1 university for graduate employment in the East Midlands (HESA 2015 - universities with a graduating class over 2000).

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