Undergraduate courses

We are one of a few departments in the country devoted solely to criminology.

Our undergraduate courses provide a complete study of crime, deviance and justice helping you to develop your knowledge and understanding of core criminological issues.

We offer a range of opportunities for students to gain experience, network with professionals, volunteer, and learn about employment opportunities.

Available degrees

Criminology BSc
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: M900
What is a crime? Or a just punishment? Questions like these are often asked, but the answers can be wildly different. This degree gives you a sweeping overview of criminality – including its causes and impacts on a political and social level.

Major in Criminology BSc
Full-time, 3 years | UCAS code: M901
You’re passionate about criminology, justice and legal procedure. But you’re also interested in combining your studies with another subject. In this degree, you can make it happen.

Major/Minor degrees

One for the head. One for the heart. At Leicester, you can create a degree that’s built around you. You’ll study a core area in depth (Major), while also studying an additional area (Minor). This is your chance to pair up your Major with a subject that can boost your career prospects or simply explore something you’ve always been interested in – like a language. Find out more about Major/Minor degrees.

Minor in Criminal Justice
3-4 years

Minor in Criminal Behaviour (2018/19 entry only)
3-4 years

"Throughout their studies students are given ever-increasing flexibility over the subject areas on which they wish to concentrate."

Alex (Criminology graduate)

"The department has world class academic staff who genuinely care about the success of their students and will go above and beyond to provide quality teaching and guidance for the entirety of the degree process."

Amy (Criminology graduate)