"Criminology studies the anatomy of crime."
Criminology is the study of the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of crime and criminal behaviour in society. The criminal justice system, and the experiences of those involved in it – including offenders, victims, police officers and others are explored.
It is an interdisciplinary subject, which means it crosses traditional subject boundaries. It has strong relationships with Sociology, Psychology, Law, Business, Politics, Media Studies and Science. This course can lead to undergraduate study of many of these disciplines. It is relevant to employment in a variety of fields, including criminal justice, corrections, policing, community services, social services, government, research and policy development.
As a department we aim to provide a stimulating grounding in Criminology and the skills required for independent, project based learning and presentation. The students learn a range of generic and transferable skills and the ability to solve problems and apply learning in vocational contexts. We offer the flexibility to specialise in an individual area of interest.
Exam board information:
Level 3 Criminology