What will I learn?

In this course, you will have the opportunity to take a voluntary work placement in the local community as part of your course, gaining valuable work experience and making professional contacts for your future career. Criminology is the study of crime, criminality and how it relates to social inequality, victimhood and different sections of society: the media, prisons and the courts. As criminologists, it is our job to challenge received wisdom about crime and justice, and to seek an understanding of the offender while respecting the harmful effect that crime can have on individuals and communities. There is an international exchange programme if you want to spend part of your degree abroad.

Alongside an understanding of the causes, control and prevention of crime, the Criminology graduates are equipped with transferable skills in research and analysis that are useful for most career paths. It also offers several opportunities to gain work experience and professional contacts to improve your chances of employment following graduation. Typically, criminology graduates pursue careers in crime prevention, criminal justice, community development, local government, security, social research and the police.

Which department am I in?

School of Applied Social Science

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,604.00 (US$ 18,071) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020



Mithras House,

Lewes Road,


Brighton & Hove,

BN2 4AT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Pass the High School Graduation Diploma (HSGD) with a GPA of 3.0 overall. Plus one of the following: a score of 1600/2400 on pre-2016 SAT Reasoning Test (SAT); a score of 1050/1600 on the new SAT Reasoning Test (SAT); an ACT score of 24+; two Advanced Placement (AP) tests with scores of three or above (depending on the course you are applying for); two SAT Subject-specific Tests (SATS) with minimum scores of 580 in each. Minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in all components).

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About this uni

Brighton welcomes over 3,000 international students each year and holds a TEF ‘Silver’ award.

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