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Criminology (Hons)

University of Surrey

36 months
17300 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Criminology (Hons) programme offered at the University of Surrey helps you to develop a critical perspective on contemporary problems relating to crime, deviance and social control and to master the methods and analytical tools required to conduct and evaluate research into these areas.  


Why choose this course

What is criminal behaviour? What motivates offenders? How does crime impact victims, and which punishments should be imposed on criminals? These are some of the questions you’ll explore on this course.

What you will study

This Criminology (Hons) programme offered at the University of Surrey focuses on the study of crime, deviance and the criminal justice system. It will develop your understanding of the concepts, theories and principles of criminology and their application across a range of case studies and examples.

You’ll study the cause and effect of criminal actions, the form and outcome of social disorders, the policing and regulation of public order, the procedures and techniques of the criminal justice system, and the relationship between behaviours and punishments.

Through combining criminological theory with training in professional social research, you’ll graduate with a broad range of communicative, analytical and organisational skills – and the confidence to apply them in your future career.

Careers and graduate prospects

The course gives you the knowledge and analytical skills needed to pursue a professional career in criminal justice, the public sector, forensic science, business, education, health and medicine, social work or counselling.

It offers preparation for fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse people, such as policing, journalism, politics, marketing, business, human resources or public administration.

It also provides you with the strong research skills needed for positions in the criminal justice system, business, social service and government; it is a first step for future graduate work in criminology in order to become a researcher or academic.

One of the benefits of a degree in criminology is flexibility in the job market. Some of the roles our recent graduates have gone on to work in include:

  • Police Officer, British Transport Police
  • Training Assistant, Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Safer Custody Coordinator, HMP Maidstone
  • Trainee Probation Officer, National Probation Service
  • Police Constable, Metropolitan Police
  • Research Officer, HM Inspectorate of Prisons
  • HR Case Manager, Ministry of Justice.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Science for Social Scientists 
  • Crime and Society
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Introduction to Criminological Theory
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Qualitative Field Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Overall: ABB.
  • Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.
Please note: A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • GCSE or equivalent: English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17300 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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