Undergraduate BA (Hons)


Explore why people commit crime, the cause and effect of deviant behaviour, and the response of society.


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

There's more to crime than just "guilty or innocent". What are the social and psychological factors behind it? Who decides what we outlaw? How do we offer help, and change behaviour? Develop the personal and professional skills required for careers addressing crime and society.

As part of this course you’ll:

  • Explore crime as a vast political and cultural topic that concerns and affects everyone
  • Be introduced to a range of perspectives on crime and its impact on society
  • Develop a solid grounding in the theories that sit at the core of criminology
  • Cultivate a deeper understanding of our current responses to crime with a view to helping shape more effective policies and legislation in the future
  • Develop the academic, personal and professional skills needed to forge a successful career in a variety of roles, whether you want to work with offenders, the victims of crime or in organisations tasked with reducing offending

Learn from experts

Each of your modules will be taught by an expert staff member working at the forefront of criminological theories. Their expertise includes theories of policing, prostitution studies, domestic violence, sexual offending, as well as race and crime. Through our guest lecture series, a range of practitioners share their insights and professional experience. Past speakers have included representatives from the probation and police services.

Why study Criminology at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 94% of students on BA (Hons) Criminology were positive about the availability of specialist facilities*
  2. 94.6% of graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation**
  3. Work-Based Learning in Criminology module - engage with the practice of criminology in a ‘real world’ context through a period of work-based learning

*National Student Survey 2023
**Percentage of respondents from this course, HESA Graduate Outcomes 20-21