Criminology and Offending


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Criminology examines crime from a social perspective, exploring the causes of crime and its impact on victims, their families, wider society and even the criminals themselves.

Our career-focused Criminology and Offending degrees immerse you in this rapidly developing field, equipping you with a critical understanding of the spectrum of crime, deviance and victimisation, as well as criminal justice.

You can specialise in Criminology, combine the study of Criminology with a related subject, or choose a dedicated degree focused on offending behaviour and the associated rehabilitation and wellbeing of offenders.


A student participates in a seminar.The £6m Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the Department of Law and Criminology.

The three-storey building includes a 250-seat lecture theatre, seminar and tutorial rooms, and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning.

Open Days

A member of staff speaks with a prospective student and her father during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, we offer a range of other events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours.

View open day dates and book your place