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Contrary to popular opinion, criminology is not about ‘looking into the mind of a criminal’, it’s a fascinating social science that explores the criminal justice systems, the causes of crime and the nature of crime in society.

For example, as criminologists, one of the first things we have to understand is that crime is a label we pin on acts or behaviours in some places, some of the time, and when committed by some people. What counts as a crime actually changes over time and from place to place.

To see how society’s opinion of crime alters, just look at how certain drugs were once legal, such as heroin or cocaine, while at one time alcohol consumption was illegal in America and, in fact, still is in some countries.

Debates around young people and youth justice are prevalent within criminology and within the broader public consciousness. Further, children and young people have increasingly become the focus of social, legal and criminal justice interventions. Consequently, many criminology students express a desire to work in areas relating to children and young people when they complete their degree.

Undergraduate courses

Childhood & Youth Studies and Criminology

BA (Hons)

Examine the lives of children and young people in the UK and across the globe. Explore all aspects of crime and the criminal justice system. And investigate the interaction between these two fascinating areas.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Criminology

BA (Hons)

What is the relationship between power, crime and social change? Are you interested in learning about the whole spectrum of crime, from antisocial behaviour and corporate crime to genocide? Our dynamic criminology degree could be for you.

Course Length:
3 years, 5 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Criminology and Law

BA (Hons)

Are you interested in learning about crime and criminal justice alongside key legal principles? Perhaps you’re thinking ahead to becoming a solicitor or barrister? Criminology and law go hand in hand in this dynamic degree.

Course Length:
3 years, 5 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Criminology and Psychology

BA (Hons)

Eager to learn about crime, criminal justice and the fundamental principles of psychology? Fascinated by the science of mind and behaviour? Our criminology and psychology degree combines both subjects in a lively and engaging fashion.

Course Length:
3 years, 5 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Criminology and Sociology

BA (Hons)

Immerse yourself in the study of crime, harm and the criminal justice system. Understand how society works and changes. Prepare for a wide range of potential careers and visit London and a European city as part of your course.

Course Length:
3 years, 5 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Politics and Criminology

BA (Hons)

Examine the relationship between power, crime and social and political change as you combine the study of political systems, institutions and policy-making with all aspects of crime, its causes and criminal justice.

Course Length:
3 years, 5 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Psychology & Criminology

BSc (Hons)

Explore the complexities of the criminal justice system in our psychology and criminology degree. Understand the relationship between the mind and criminal behaviour. Begin an exciting career in psychology on a degree accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour

BSc (Hons)

Study criminal justice and applied criminology to develop a psychosocial understanding of offending behaviour and offender management on this multi-disciplinary degree. Explore the factors that contribute to crime and offending and examine the punishment and treatment of offenders.

Course Length:
3 years, 5 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Criminology

BA (Hons)

What is the relationship between power, crime and social change? Are you interested in learning about the whole spectrum of crime, from antisocial behaviour and corporate crime to genocide? Our dynamic criminology degree could be for you.

Course Length:
3 years, 5 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Law with Criminology

LLB (Hons)

Are you fascinated by law and how it is viewed through a criminological lens? Our Qualifying Law Degree explores the foundations of law and theories of crime, providing exemptions from the academic stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.

Course Length:
3 years, 5 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Postgraduate courses

Applied Management of Offending Behaviour

MSc

Why do people commit crime? And what makes them stop? Untangle the causes of criminality, explore management options and research routes out of offending. Studying with us, you’ll develop the expertise for a career in criminal justice.

Course Length:
1 year, 2 years
Location:
Online study

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International Cyber Regulation & Policy

LLM

How should we govern the digital world? Untangle the rules and rights involved in online services, hardware and software. Explore the limits of traditional legislation. Analyse the new dangers we face and debate the conflicting underlying principles at stake.

Course Length:
1 year, 2 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Policing and Law Enforcement Investigation

MSc

Get to know the investigation process with insights from former senior police officers. Studying with us, you’ll master the strategies used by the police and other law enforcement agencies in serious and complex cases.

Course Length:
1 year, 2 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Strategic Leadership in Emergency Services and Law Enforcement

MSc

When critical incidents happen, there must be a streamlined response. We’ll help you take the lead in identifying, managing, and leading in this challenging area. Graduate ready for rewarding roles in emergency services and law enforcement agencies.

Course Length:
2 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Applied Management of Offending Behaviour

MSc

Why do people commit crime? And what makes them stop? Untangle the causes of criminality, explore management options and research routes out of offending. Studying with us, you’ll develop the expertise for a career in criminal justice.

Course Length:
1 year, 2 years
Location:
Online study

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