Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £12
Intakes: September
International tuition: £14,000
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

At Staffordshire University, you’ll study the complex causes of crime and how our societies should respond to pressing problems, such as domestic violence, knife crime, or drug related crime, as well as supra national issues such as terrorism and transnational organised crime. What’s more, you’ll learn to consider the social context in which crime and punishment takes place, and eventually, you’ll start to challenge your preconceptions of ‘violence’, ‘harm’ and ‘justice’. You’ll explore the relationship between criminological theories and criminal justice policies and practices. You’ll be investigating and discussing the explanations for crime and how the courts deal with them. Plus, you’ll explore the role of punishment and the secure estate, investigate crimes of the powerful, and come to understand the role of the media within the justice system. You won’t just be learning theory either, throughout the course you’ll develop priceless employability skills while studying core modules that align with the probation training required knowledge qualifying modules. There’s also the benefit of additional expertise in policing, forensics and law to complement the expertise in Criminology. This, combined with opportunities of work placement and the chance to establish future connections during the course, means you’ll leave with the best chance of launching a future career in criminology.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Applicants with minimum one year of a Bachelor at a recognised institution, with an average score of at least 3.5 out of 5 may be considered for entry International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with 28 points overall OR Successful completion of a relevant International Foundation Year from a recognised UK Institution IELTS score of 6.0, with 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Career opportunities

Private security services; NCA; MI5 & MI6 3rd sector: victim support; rape crisis; drug and alcohol support Graduate schemes Social/crime related research roles Local/central government – e.g. community safety partnerships, policymaking departments Civil Service Education

Campus location

Stoke-on-Trent , United Kingdom

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