Criminology and law

Criminology is the scientific study of crime, including its causes, responses by law enforcement, and methods of prevention. It is a sub-group of sociology, which is the scientific study of social behavior. It has both traditional and modern teaching methods which will help the students to understand the law and legal system, allowing them to help public in terms of tackling fundamental issues of fairness, justice and equality that are heart of every day society.

Studying Criminology and law

  • Observational skills will be increased when you opt to study the behaviour and nature of criminals. Sharp observational and analytical skills will help you in getting the facts out. Career in Criminal Law and Criminology need good observation skills.
  • Studying law develops your understanding of the social and personal aspects of crime, victimisation and responses to crime and deviance, as well as building specific skills such as: generating and evaluating evidence, making reasoned arguments and ethical judgments, critical thinking, analysing and interpreting data and report writing.
  • Complementary skills options are there which will provide added advantage. For example, additional psychology course will increase your awareness of psychology related to law topics.
  • Grouping skills will be improved. It will be a fun for students who want to work with different team.


There a various flexible courses which brings together expertise and cutting-edge teaching in Criminology and law. Few examples are Constitutional law, Procedural law, Civil law, Penal law, Administrative law, Admiralty law, Advertising law, Agency law, Alcohol law, Alternative dispute resolution, Animal law, Antitrust law, Appellate practice, Criminal law, Cryptography law, Cultural property law, Cyber law, Mutual funds law, Nationality law, Obscenity law, Constitutional law, Construction law, Consumer law, Contract law, Copyright law, Tax law, Technology law, Timber law, Tort law, Trademark law, Transport law / Transportation law, Trusts & estates law.

Trend in Job Market

Once the student completes their programme, they will have many options for working in both public sectors as well the private ones. Major employers include: central and local government, the police and prison services, the court services, security services, non-profit-making organizations, educational institutions and charities that work with young offenders or victims of crime. Opportunities also exist in the private sector, for example in private security and in law practices. It's also possible to work in a range of social welfare posts, such as mental health support and drug rehabilitation etc.