Criminology at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of criminology? Join our BA Criminology course to explore crime, harm, victimization, and crime control. You will develop critical thinking and research skills for your career. Learn from experienced criminologists who are leaders in their fields. Gain an understanding of areas of crime and justice with insights from sociology, law, social policy, psychology, politics, history, and media studies. For example, you'll examine the social and legal construction of ‘crime’ and consider its causes, as well as thinking about how societies should respond to harmful behaviours. With a wide range of optional modules, you can tailor your degree to your interests and career aspirations. You can choose to learn about punishment, victimology, or the crimes and harms of the powerful. Study abroad in locations such as the Netherlands, Singapore, or the USA to gain a global perspective. Take part in the placements scheme for hands-on experience, putting your knowledge to the test in the real world. A degree in criminology can provide a solid foundation for a number of careers. Our graduates work across many different sectors making a positive impact on society. Embark on this journey into criminology and discover exciting opportunities for your future career.


In the first year, your core modules will introduce ways of understanding and investigating contemporary societies, defining, measuring and explaining crime, and thinking critically about the institutions that make up the criminal justice system. Year two focuses on how criminologists are grappling with problems of crime and justice emerging in the 21st century. We will develop your understanding of the theoretical and methodological foundations of criminology. Year three provides the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through researching for and writing a dissertation on a topic of your choice. There will also be a choice of optional modules allowing you to specialise in your areas of interest.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate: 80%-83% overall

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £20500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £20500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Criminology at University of Nottingham - UCAS