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Undergraduate Criminology

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 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 – Criminology).

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, law enforcement, research and more. Become the next Edge Hill graduate to secure a rewarding job – 95.0% of our Criminology students are employed or in further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes data released 2023 from 2020/21 graduates).

Tailor your course to suit your interests by choosing from our range of optional modules, taught by specialist tutors.

Learn how justice links to policing, politics, terrorism, gender and more on our cross-discipline modules.

Develop the skills you need to kickstart your career - in youth justice, welfare rights, law enforcement and more.

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Discover Criminology at Edge Hill University

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. Working with our law and policing students, you’ll learn what it takes to team up to solve society’s problems.
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The course has ignited a true passion for the things that interest and excite me. I’ve become inspired to explore and consider issues that I hadn’t thought about before.

Ellis Brennan

BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

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Molly Myers

Every time I go to a lecture I learn something new - your mind just opens up and the world becomes a bit bigger.

Mollie Myers

BA (Hons) Criminology

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University helps you discover who you really are and what you really believe in.

Nathan Ryding

BA (Hons) Politics and Criminology

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"Before joining Edge Hill, I had a fairly narrow-minded view of the world. Being able to change and grow as a person has been so important for a career where I support victims and survivors."

Nicole Murphy

BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour

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Vanya Krystyna law with criminology

My degree has given me the opportunity to meet inspirational people from the legal sector and to create connections within my chosen field.

Vanya Krystyna

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

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The best thing about Edge Hill for me would be the amount of opportunities that are created for students.

Abi Harding

BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

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Facilities

Criminology students are based in the Geosciences building. The contemporary facilities combine with a friendly and supportive learning environment to ensure that your studies are a rich and rewarding experience.

Our building features a large lecture theatre, small group teaching rooms, IT facilities and smaller tutorial spaces. There is also a large social area which encourages a more informal and interactive style of learning.

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