Criminology and Offending


Criminology student Mollie Myers stands by her laptop in a Harvard style lecture theatre in the Law and Psychology building.

Eager to make a difference? Criminology at Edge Hill is a great place to start, whether you want to focus on this area alone or combine it with another related subject. You’re sure to have all the support and resources you need to succeed – we’re 3rd in the North West for student experience (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).

Working with our law and policing students, you’ll learn what it takes to team up to solve society’s problems. With the freedom to pick from a range of modules, you’ll be able to specialise too. Prepare for careers in youth justice, welfare rights, research and more.

Real change happens when curious minds challenge the power that underlies injustice. At Edge Hill, focus on criminology or combine your interests with another subject to discover how to make your mark. But you can’t solve society’s problems alone. Teaming up with students from law and policing, our courses mirror what it’s like addressing challenges in the real world.

With a range of optional modules, you’ll have lots of freedom to explore your own interests and specialise in a particular area. Studying in our brand new Law & Psychology building, you’ll have all the support and resources you need to succeed – we’re 3rd in the North West for student experience (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).

How you use your degree is up to you. Our students work in a variety of fields like youth justice, welfare rights and research. But you might decide to join the police, prison service or an outreach group protecting vulnerable adults. Whatever you decide, you’ll have a great set of key transferable skills to impress employers with.

  • Our wide selection of modules allows you to specialise in areas that you’re most interested in. Whichever modules you pick, you’ll be taught by tutors carrying out research in that area.
  • Pick from cross-discipline modules that explore policing, politics, terrorism, gender and more. Learn how justice links to each of these areas.
  • Develop the skills you need to kickstart your career. Become the next Edge Hill graduate to secure a rewarding job – in youth justice, prison service, or welfare rights to name just a few.


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Childhood & Youth Studies and Criminology BA (Hons) XM32
Criminology BA (Hons) M900
Criminology and Law BA (Hons) C5L6
Criminology and Psychology BA (Hons) C5P3
Criminology and Sociology BA (Hons) ML93
Politics and Criminology BA (Hons) ML90
Psychology & Criminology BSc (Hons) P3C5
Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour BSc (Hons) C816

Student Views

Criminology and Offending in the News


The Law and Psychology building, viewed from near the Hub.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.

Elsewhere on campus, there is a mooting room (a mock courtroom) and the EHU Police Training and Simulation Facility, part of which is furbished as a police station, which simulates a wide range of crime scenes.

Law and Psychology Building 360 Virtual Tour

Open Days and Virtual Events

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, our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including criminology and offending, through a series of online activities.

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