By studying criminology at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies in the UK you will be immersing yourself in centuries of high-quality academic research and teaching. We have a long history of delivering criminology courses and offer a cutting-edge curriculum.
UK universities have an impressive international reputation and rank among the best in the world. The UK has high standards of teaching and UK universities are inspected regularly by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Most undergraduate courses take three years to complete, whilst most postgraduate programmes last just one year, and enrolling in shorter courses means quicker graduation and less money spent on tuition and living expenses.
UK education is recognised by employers, universities, and governments worldwide. Academic standards are of high prestige and your degree will provide you with a solid foundation to boost your potential for a higher salary and for finding the job you aspire.
One of the largest departments of its kind, the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies draws together expertise across the range of criminal justice fields and has become an internationally renowned focal point for the multidisciplinary study of crime and criminal justice processes. We provide courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students from diverse backgrounds, using full-time, part-time and distance learning programs, within an environment that is strong in both research and professional links.
As a student, you will have the opportunity to be taught by the world’s leading academics whilst developing confidence and a strong transferable skill set. You will learn about key issues in criminal justice and develop your understanding of the bodies involved in law enforcement while learning from experts in international and comparative criminology, probation, cybercrime, economic crime, forensics, and policing.
Our criminology courses provide graduates with the skills to pursue a wide variety of careers related to, for example, policing, security, intelligence analysis, crime prevention, youth offending, fraud investigation, digital forensics, crime scene investigation and criminological research.
Graduates may work with forensic science providers, as crime scene investigators, as crime/intelligence analysts, in local authority crime reduction pathways, on youth justice boards, in legal services, as fraud investigation officers, in voluntary agencies and in the commercial sector.