Study in the Department of Criminology, Politics and Sociology

We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in criminology, politics and sociology, which can also be combined with subjects outside of the department. We provide excellence in teaching, research and academic support in a friendly and inclusive environment.

Above all, we support our students to respond to real-world social and criminological problems and to prepare for life beyond University.

Take a look at our programmes to find out more.

Why study criminology, politics and sociology?

  • It helps you to understand yourself and the social world around you.
  • It teaches you to think in a systematic and critical way.
  • It provides you with the skills of research and analysis.
  • It opens the door to a wide range of career opportunities.
  • It prepares you to be an informed and active member of a global society.

Undergraduate courses

The department offers undergraduate programmes in criminology and in sociology. Students may take either subject as a single honours course or as a joint honours course in combination with a range of options from the faculty's modular scheme.

As an undergraduate you will have access to excellent library and computing facilities to help you with your studies.

You can also study a number of combined degrees.


Postgraduate courses

The department offers postgraduate programmes in criminology.

All students receive training in research methods including the powerful statistics software package SPSS.

Initial enquiries concerning PhD proposals should be sent to the Associate Dean, Research & Enterprise, Philip Terry.