Criminology Information Guide

Why study Criminology?

• I am thinking of studying other related humanities subjects, such as psychology, law and sociology
• I am interested in learning more about the criminal justice system in UK
• I want to develop a range of transferable skills for my future career, such as the ability to solve problems, project based research, development and presentation
• The opportunity to work alongside a range of professionals in the criminal justice system.

Course Content

• Gaining an understanding of different types of crime, why people commit crime, the perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported
• Exploring and creating campaigns to change the public awareness and laws and policies related to different crimes
• Look further into Criminological theories, including Biological, Psychological and Sociological theory
• Learning about all aspects of the criminal justice system from the moment a crime has been identified to the verdict in the courtroom, examining high profile cases in the process
• Developing the understanding and skills needed to examine information in order to review the justice of verdicts in criminal cases.


By a combination of controlled assessments (using your folder of detailed notes) and examinations.


Students who study Criminology might go on to study Psychology, Law, Sociology or other humanities based subjects at university.
This course will also develop a wide range of skills and knowledge relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work