Criminology and Offending


Two students study a laptop while sat at a table during a seminar.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.

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 we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our November 2020 open day is going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about criminology and offending and the University through a series of online activities.

If you would like to see our stunning campus for yourself, private campus tours, led by a student guide, are also available on a variety of dates. Pre-booking is essential.

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