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Course summary

Explore why people commit crime, the cause and effect of deviant behaviour, and the response of society. There's more to crime than just "guilty or innocent". What are the social and psychological factors behind it? Who decides what we outlaw? How do we offer help, and change behaviour? Develop the personal and professional skills required for careers addressing crime and society. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Explore crime as a vast political and cultural topic that concerns and affects everyone
  • Be introduced to a range of perspectives on crime and its impact on society
  • Develop a solid grounding in the theories that sit at the core of criminology
  • Cultivate a deeper understanding of our current responses to crime with a view to helping shape more effective policies and legislation in the future
  • Develop the academic, personal and professional skills needed to forge a successful career in a variety of roles, whether you want to work with offenders, the victims of crime or in organisations tasked with reducing offending
Find out more Learn from experts Each of your modules will be taught by an expert staff member working at the forefront of criminological theories. Their expertise includes theories of policing, prostitution studies, domestic violence, sexual offending, as well as race and crime. Through our guest lecture series, a range of practitioners share their insights and professional experience. Past speakers have included representatives from the probation and police services. Why study Criminology at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Participate in mock trials - put your learning into practice in our on-campus mock court room
  • 94.6% of BSc (Hons) Criminology graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation*
  • Work-Based Learning in Criminology module - engage with the practice of criminology in a ‘real world’ context through a period of work-based learning
*Percentage of respondents from this course, HESA Graduate Outcomes 20-21


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Becoming a Criminologist
  • Criminological Theory
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Criminological Intersections
  • Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Research & Employability Skills
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Criminological Futures
  • Dissertation or Extended Essay
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

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If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Criminology at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS