Middlesex University London
Campus: Middlesex University , London
Criminology (Criminal Justice)
3.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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  • £18,000
    Average Graduate Salary / Year

This criminology degree was one of the first in the world and is taught by leading academics in the field. The research produced by our department is used to develop policy by government, the EU and the UN. This course is the ideal choice if you wish to pursue a career in the criminal justice system or to progress to postgraduate study in a related field.

This specialist course is designed for you to learn about criminal justice practice and institutions from theoretical, practice-based and research-informed perspectives. You will build specialist expertise in the criminal justice system, within one of the world's oldest university criminology departments where we produce pioneering international research to support policy development. You will be able to pursue careers in the institutions of criminal justice such as the police, prisons, courts or probation, in the criminal justice support services, in organisations and charities that work on criminal justice policy and reform, in research institutions.

Many of our academics bring extensive professional experience from within agencies such as the Home Office, the police and the probation service and many also have professional experience within criminal justice institutions such as the Police, HM Inspectorate of Prisons, and Probation services. Your tutors are conducting influential research on current practice and policies which will inform their teaching and ensuring your learning is relevant and up to date.

This fusion of research and professional expertise ensures you receive a stimulating learning experience and the highest standard of teaching. Classes combine criminology theory with the examination of real life case studies from within criminal justice settings.

Course highlights

  • You will study at the centre of leading criminology research, ensuring you graduate with knowledge of the latest policy developments in criminology and criminal justice
  • You have the option to extend the course by a year in order to spend your third year in a paid work placement relevant to the course
  • Our leading academics provide a supportive learning environment, helping you to achieve the best possible academic results and this strong guidance will continue after you have graduated and are seeking employment
  • You could have the option to spend a year of study in a university abroad
  • You will benefit from guest lecturers and invited speakers who previously have included academics, activists and criminal justice practitioners
  • Our close links with key criminal justice agencies such as the police, the probation service and youth offending teams means you take part in real life projects that can support and inform your thinking


  • Crime and Control in Social Context (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Explaining Crime (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Skills and Methods in Criminology and Sociology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Understanding Contemporary Society: Issues and Debates (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Criminal Courts and Prisons (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Criminology in Late Modernity (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Institutions of Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Children as Victims and Offenders (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Dissertation (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Environmental Justice and Green Criminology (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Gangs and Group Offending (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Justice, Punishment and Human Rights (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Organised and White Collar Crime (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Violent Crime (30 Credits) - Optional

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While a degree in criminology will ordinarily lead to employment within the general field of criminal justice, many of the skills that you will learn are highly valued by employers across all sectors.

Previous graduates have gone on to a wide range of graduate jobs such as victim support workers, data analysts, researchers, junior civil servants, criminal justice advocacy and reform workers, police officers, and probation officers in a range of criminal justice institutions including:

  • local authorities
  • victim support services
  • the National Offender Management Service
  • the Home Office
  • the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
  • the Howard League for Penal Reform
  • the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime
  • the Prison’s Inspectorate
  • academic positions in universities

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Middlesex University London
Middlesex University
The Burroughs
020 8411 5555
020 8411 5649
Middlesex University London
Middlesex University
The Burroughs
020 8411 5555
020 8411 5649

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