Criminology BA (Hons)

The Criminology programme provides students with practical knowledge and transferable skills to become active citizens who critically reflect on, and challenge, established institutions and practices to contribute to their community and build a more just society.

Course details

The programme provides students with skills to support learning for life through inquisitive and reflective practice, and the confidence to respond to the complexity and ambiguity of social change.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

It will focus on the sociology of crime, philosophy, social policy, law and jurisprudence to assist students in developing a critical awareness of contemporary issues in criminology in local, national and global contexts. Students will have the opportunity to develop a suite of professional and personal skills to enhance their employability including: reflexivity, critical thinking, ethics and professional conduct, alongside theoretical and practical skills to enter a diverse range of career pathways within criminal and social justice roles.


Entry requirements


Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English and Maths
Plus one of the following:

A levels

A minimum of 112 points from at least two A levels
T Levels


BTEC National Diploma – Distinction/Merit/Merit
BTEC Extended Diploma – Distinction/Merit/Merit
International Baccalaureate

24+ points
Access to HE Diploma

Pass in QAA accredited Access to HE overall 112 UCAS tariff with at least 30 Level 3 credits at Merit.


We have an employability lead for Criminology BA (Hons) who focuses on building up employment links and hosting events to encourage students to think about careers.

Graduate career opportunities are varied, with recent graduates going on to work in sectors including:


  • Policing
  • Youth justice
  • Community safety
  • Crime prevention
  • Victim Support
  • Prison Service
  • National Probation Service and probation partner organisations
  • Substance misuse services
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Policy related employment
  • Academia


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block 1: Studying at university
  • Block 2: Principles of social research
  • Block 3: Contemporary issues in Criminology
  • Block 4: Journeys through justice
  • Block 1: Explaining criminological issues
  • Block 2: Communities of justice
  • Block 3: TBC
  • Block 4: Researching justice journeys
  • Block 1: Planning social research
  • Block 2: Justice in a globalised world
  • Block 3: Emerging issues in Criminology
  • Block 4: Final year project