Criminology at Leicester

Since its inauguration in 1987 the Department of Criminology has established itself as a thriving and internationally-renowned department. Leicester is one of the very few universities in the country to have its own department exclusively dedicated to researching and teaching criminology, and our students benefit from learning in an environment that is home to some of the UK’s leading criminologists. The Department is a first point of contact for journalists needing information and advice on crime issues and it is regularly called on by national and local governments to assist with policy development. The Department of Criminology is part of the College of Social Science.

The Department of Criminology provides a welcoming academic environment for undergraduate and postgraduate students whether you chose to study with us in Leicester or by distance learning. Please click on the links below for further information and request an information pack and prospectus.

Undergraduate Courses

We offer one campus-based undergraduate course: BA Criminology

Postgraduate Study

We offer a number of campus-based MSc courses and study at PhD level

Distance Learning

More flexible opportunities are available through distance learning for undergraduate and postgraduate students


We undertake high quality research in a range of areas