Why is knife crime on the rise? What causes criminal behaviour? How can we tackle terrorism? Our degrees will give you a comprehensive insight into criminality. You’ll learn about its causes and impacts on an individual, societal and political level, and you’ll gain a great grounding in the sort of issues criminal justice professionals explore on a daily basis.

Undergraduate courses in Criminology

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5th in the UK for Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2022)

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97% of students in work or further study six months after graduating (The Uni Guide 2021)

Criminology: On Demand

Take a look around Leicester: On Demand, our collection of videos showcasing our fabulous campus and facilities, our courses and much more.

Campus tour

Our compact, Covid-safe campus is small enough to get everywhere easily but big enough that it never feels crowded. We’ll show you the David Wilson Library, the Danielle Brown Sports Centre and our newly opened, completely refurbished Students’ Union, as well as teaching facilities. 

We would love to show you around - book your place on one of our campus tours today.

Explore our campus

Meet the tutors

Leicester is home to some of the UK's leading criminologists who are regularly called upon by national and local governments to assist with policy development. Meet some of our team.