Undergraduate Course

Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years

UK fee

£9,250 per year (2024/25)

International fee

£14,900 per year (2024/25)

UCAS points

112 (September 2024 entry)

UCAS code


Course level



BA/BSc (Hons)

Start date



Kedleston Road and One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus

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Criminology and Business Management at Derby

Study an exciting combination of the theory, policy and practice of Criminology and criminal justice combined with key business topics such as responsible management, business ethics, innovation and globalisation. With opportunities to take a Business Management work placement, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore your subjects in context to bring your learning to life.

Putting theory into practice

Business is an inherently practical subject and we place great emphasis on real-world learning. We’ll use our academic expertise to make the links between theoretical business frameworks and the practicalities of the real business world. We have links with the business community and professional bodies to enhance the practical focus and currency of this suite of degrees.  

Our Criminology modules will provide you with the concepts, theories and methods you need. It’ll also support you in developing the practical skills that will ultimately allow you to participate in, and make a difference in, the criminal justice process. Our lecturers engage with organisations in the local community, nationally and around the world and many of them publish in journals and textbooks and are research active. This allows us to embed their experience and research into the curriculum.

Professionally approved*

Chartered Management Institute accreditation means the CMI has independently assessed that the course meets its own high standards and priorities. The CMI is a UK professional body dedicated to promoting excellence in management and leadership. CMI accreditation is, therefore, a sign of a high-quality degree. 

*Students receive this accreditation if they pass the Business Management modules in their first year and select and pass required modules in their second year. 

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Choose your pathway

Studying a Criminology and Business Management Joint Honours degree allows you to choose whether you major in one subject or study them both equally.

You begin this degree by studying both subjects equally in your first year. By the end of your first year, you’ll then decide whether you would like to major or minor in a chosen subject or continue to study them both equally.

In this combination Criminology is the major subject and Business Management is the minor subject.

In this pathway you study Criminology and Business Management equally.

In this pathway you study Business Management and Criminology equally.

In this combination Business Management is the major subject and Criminology is the minor subject.

What is a Joint Honours degree?

A Joint Honours degree offers students the opportunity to study two subjects.

A Joint Honours degree is a great option if:

What you will study

The modules below indicate the range of modules you may study as part of this combination, however prescribed and optional modules will vary depending on whether you choose to study both subjects equally, or choose to major or minor in a subject. To find out exactly which modules you would study as part of your chosen combination please contact jhs@derby.ac.uk.

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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How you will learn

Our teaching methods will be varied, interactive and engaging. You will take part in:

How you are assessed

For your Business Management modules, you could be assessed through a range of methods that reflect the world of business, such as exams, computer-based assessments, coursework, personal development plans, personal reflection, individual research proposals, marketing plans and case studies. 

Your Criminology modules will be assessed through methods such as exams, essays, group presentations, and individual or group case studies.

Who will teach you

You will be taught by our team of engaging, passionate and inspiring subject experts.

Rob Moon

Rob Moon
Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Rob Moon is a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Rob was a design engineer with over 20 years’ experience within the global manufacturing industry, and has lectured extensively in Southern Africa, Europe and Bangladesh. Current research focusses on embedding work-related learning in the curriculum.

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Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Entry requirements

2024 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2024 entry. Contextual offers may apply to students who meet certain criteria.

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points112
A LevelBBC
T LevelMerit
GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
Access to HEPass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)

Fees and funding



£9,250 per year



£14,900 per year


Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

How to apply

Please look at our application deadlines before you apply.

UK students

If you are in Year 13 and applying for a full-time undergraduate course (including our joint honours courses), we recommend that you apply through UCAS.

Apply through UCAS

If you are applying to study part-time, or already have your qualifications, or wish to join at Year 2 or 3, you should apply directly to the University.

Apply directly to the University


Our Criminology graduates have gone on to have successful careers in a range of roles in the crime and justice sector. This includes the Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, the courts, the probation and prison services, youth offending teams and other law enforcement agencies. You’d also be well placed to enter roles in fields such as policing, probation, social research, criminal justice leadership and other public sector management roles.

Our Business Management graduates go on to a diverse range of roles in areas such as: 

Careers and Employment Service  

Our Careers and Employment Service can help you boost your employment skills by connecting you with employers for work placements, part-time jobs, and volunteering. They can also offer guidance on career options, CV writing, or starting your own business. 

Contact us

If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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Additional information about your studies

You will typically study your two subjects equally at stage one, before choosing whether you want to major in one subject at stages two and three.

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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