Criminology & policing
Discover our range of criminology & policing courses, find out more about our facilities and hear from current students about their experience at University of Gloucestershire.
Study an undergraduate degree in criminology & policing at the University. Discover our undergraduate criminology & policing courses below.
Postgraduate taught courses
Study a postgraduate degree in criminology & policing at the University. Discover our postgraduate criminology & policing courses below.
Postgraduate research degrees
Research degrees including PhDs, Doctorates or Masters by Research enable you to pursue your own research enquiry.
Higher and degree apprenticeships
Higher and degree apprenticeships are a great and cost-effective way for employers to upskill their staff, and for individual learners to obtain both a higher qualification and professional skills.
96% of our graduates are in employment or further study*
*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2023 and based on 2020/21 leavers
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Criminology & policing FAQs
We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about criminology & policing degrees.
Those who are interested in studying a degree in criminology & policing will likely have an interest in what makes criminals offend, criminal justice reform and social attitudes towards crime.
Perhaps you want to work within prisons, within the police or for a local authority. You will find something to suit your interest here.
Studying a criminology & policing degree will give you a sound understanding of the criminal justice system, the causes and effects of crime and approaches to preventing and deterring criminal behaviour.
If you study our professional policing degree, because it is licensed by the College of Policing you will have an excellent route into the policing profession on completion of the degree, providing the required standards and checks are met.
We offer a range of criminology & policing degrees ranging from cyber security to forensic psychology.
At undergraduate level we offer:
• Crime and Criminal Justice (Level 6) BSc (Hons)
• Criminology BSc (Hons)
• Criminology and Psychology BSc (Hons)
• Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons)
• Cyber Security BSc (Hons)
• Digital Forensics BSc (Hons)
• Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)
• Law LLB (Hons)
• Law (Corporate Law) LLB (Hons)
• Law (Individual Rights) LLB (Hons)
• Professional Policing BSc (Hons)
At postgraduate taught level you can study:
If you have a particular research interest within criminology & policing you wish to further investigate further you can study this with us through a postgraduate research degree. We would be happy to receive research proposals on your subjects of interest.
A criminology and policing degree sets you up for a wide range of careers within the field, you can go onto work in the following fields:
• Probation service
• Prison service
• Victim support
• Youth services
• Border control
• Intelligence analysis
• Law and solicitors
• Cyber forensics.