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Criminology and Policing

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"With the support of my amazing lecturers, I’ve achieved things that felt impossible to begin with. I’ve gained a solid understanding of the core concepts in criminology and been able to study my own areas of interest alongside a supportive group of like-minded people."

– Leigh, Criminology BA (Hons)

Benefit from the experience of a large team of professionals, many of whom are still active in the criminal justice and policing sectors and involved in research that informs and impacts current legal frameworks.

Our Criminology and Policing courses take a holistic look at the causes, consequences and reactions to crime and bring in theories from a psychological, sociological and political perspective, helping you develop strong analytical skills and an understanding of the policies, legislations and practices currently shaping the sector.

Take advantage of optional placement and volunteering opportunities offered through our award-winning DMU Works careers programme, which will help enhance your employability through offering real-world experience alongside your studies.

Discover that what you learn in books is just the start and become an empowered, highly-skilled practitioner with the knowledge and ambition to succeed in a broad range of careers. Recent graduates have gone on to secure roles in the police force, youth justice, social work, HM Prison and Probation Service, Victim Support, Border Control and Trading Standards.

Where can studying a Criminology and Policing course take you?

Criminology and Policing courses at DMU

On our Criminology and Policing courses you will discover that what you learn in books is just the start. Our students benefit from innovative teaching sessions in our mock court room and dedicated crime scene house, helping you apply theory to real life scenarios.