Consistently rated one of the best law and criminology departments in the UK by our students, we offer a range of courses which examine the complex, and often contradictory, relationships between crime, justice and the law:

Strong links with the legal profession and the criminal justice system broaden your experience through interesting work placements and visits to important legal institutions and places relevant to the curriculum, such as The UK Supreme Court, The European Parliament and the European Commission, the Police Headquarters in Cologne and the Houses of Parliament.


One of the main attractions to studying our programmes is the range of interesting careers our students could go on to pursue, such as:

  • Police
  • Prison service
  • Criminal justice agencies
  • Legal profession
  • Civil liberties
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Local and national public administration
  • Youth and community work
  • Care and resettlement of offenders

Law and Criminology is an exciting area of study and if you share our passion for the field we would love to welcome you into the Department.