What will I learn?

This programme will help provide you with transferable skills useful in the criminal justice sector and allied career fields (social work, drugs and alcohol programmes). You can develop your practical experience through a wide range of volunteering opportunities (through the DMU Students' Union) in local criminal justice agencies, including HM Prison and Probation Service, youth offending services and victim support.This is an applied course and you will learn first-hand from a team of experienced academics who have strong links with the British Society of Criminology and the British Sociological Association.You will study a range of topics, including Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Society, Crime, Risk and Community Safety, and Young People and the Criminal Justice System. As the course progresses, you will have the flexibility to tailor your learning through optional modules to your desired pathway.Upon graduation there are a variety of career paths available, including policing, private security, crime prevention, victim support, prison and probation service, youth justice and drug and alcohol services.Key features• Choose to study Criminology to explore three key question, what is a crime, why does crime happen, and how can we prevent it. Or Choose to study Criminology with Psychology to focus on personality, social psychology and more.• Recent graduates have gone on to work in sectors including policing, youth justice, victim support, social work, HM Prison & Probation Service and teaching.• We have a large team of criminologists involved in teaching and research, most of whom have worked within criminal justice or allied fields and have strong links with the British Society of Criminology and the British Sociological Association. • There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities available to Criminology students (through DMU Students’ Union) in local criminal justice agencies, including HM Prison Service, the National Probation Service, youth offending services and victim support.• Gain insight into criminological issues in other parts of the world through our DMU Global programme*. Recent opportunities have seen Criminology students gain a better understanding of state crime at the Auschwitz concentration camp, explore sub-cultures in Chicago, and a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina to explore the experiences of victims of the Bosnia genocide.• Tailor your learning with optional modules that enable you to pursue your individual passions or career aspirations and are taught by experienced academics working at the cutting-edge of criminological research and working to promote SDG16 (for which DMU is the global academic hub) on Peace, Justice and Stronger Institutions.• You will study a range of modules including punishment and society, drugs and substance abuse misuse, domestic violence, human trafficking and media and crime.**DMU’s careers and employability service, known as DMU Works, was awarded the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in February 2021. We understand university is a huge investment, and our careers commitment to you is not simply to help you secure a job, but to equip you with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.**

Which department am I in?

Health and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,250.00 (US$ 18,850) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

25 September 2022


Leicester Campus

The Gateway,



LE1 9BH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

If you hold an associate degree from a Community College you may be eligible for direct entry onto year 2 of our undergraduate courses. Our normal criteria is a GPA 3.0, plus you will need to submit a copy of your transcript so that course leaders can check the modules and syllabus match. IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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