Criminology at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

Using real-world examples, you’ll discover the most recent advancements in areas such as crime trends, restorative justice, policing and punishment. Explore patterns in crime, punishment and policing, and learn how to think, analyse and research as a criminologist. Over 35 years, criminology at Sheffield has built a reputation for excellence in teaching and research in this multidisciplinary field. Drawing on real-world examples, we begin with modules that give you a critical introduction to crime and criminology. You’ll then learn how to become a criminological researcher, developing critical thinking, academic writing and library research skills through the Skills for Criminologists module in year one. You’ll have so much choice when it comes to modules, choosing from subjects such as justice, prison, drugs, and youth criminality; assessing the influence of gender and race on crime and punishment. In your third year, you will have the option to complete a year abroad at one of our many partner universities. You’ll be able to tailor your degree through optional modules to suit your interests and also access relevant module choices from the Department of Sociological Studies. You’ll graduate with theoretical understanding and practical skills – including the use of a range of qualitative research methods and quantitative data analysis software – supporting your next step into any of a diverse range of careers that call for critical analysis and problem-solving. Why study this course?

  • Research culture - we’ll prepare you for practical studies, show you how to understand the value of research, its methods and applications, expose you to our own world-leading projects and inspire new interests and career pathways.
  • Real-world experience - you’ll get the chance to do real client work that will have a positive impact in the community. You can get involved in the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre for an opportunity to investigate cases of people convicted of serious crimes who are maintaining their innocence.
  • Academic tutor - you're supported by a dedicated academic tutor who meets you regularly through your studies to offer academic, pastoral and career support. They’ll act as a key point of contact to help you navigate your degree, discuss your progress and signpost you towards the relevant personal, study and employability services.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements


Two acceptable A Level subjects are required Guidance on acceptable A Level subjects Native Language A Levels can be accepted if taken alongside two acceptable A Level subjects

English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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Fees and funding

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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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Tuition fees for 2025 entry have not been confirmed. Please use 2024-25 information as a guide.
Criminology at University of Sheffield - UCAS