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Criminology at Solent

Criminology encompasses knowledge that can be applied to many areas of work, such as policing, forensic crime scene investigation, probation, drugs project workers and local authority community safety units, as well as supporting roles in many communities, such as supporting victims, working with addiction, human rights and other related organisations or groups, youth work and even security services.

You can help the vulnerable and uphold justice by helping individuals and communities to alleviate social deprivation. With a varied and rewarding career, you can shape the lives of those in need of support.

At Solent, you can study the criminal justice process, look at victimology to understand the impact of crime on individuals, even learn about cyber-crime which has expanded in a globalised world, and youth justice to help young people who need support.

Our courses are informed by current industry thinking, thanks to our lecturing staff who have strong connections and ongoing practice within the sector – ensuring what you study is current, relevant and practically linked to real-world developments and issues.

There is a strong mentoring support network that has led directly to employment for students, and extended beyond employment into pastoral and welfare care.

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Our criminology courses are available through Clearing


BSc (Hons) Criminal Investigation with Psychology

Understanding the motives behind criminal behaviour is key in investigating crime to explain criminality and to deliver justice.

BA (Hons) Criminology

If you are curious about crime and justice with ambitions to shape society, this degree opens career opportunities in a range of roles across prisons and court services, policing, or investigation.

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology

Explore the world of crime and get behind the psychology of criminology and social justice, on this BPS-accredited degree.

BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

This degree helps you develop critical perspectives on social behaviours, exploring justice, crime and inequality, to prepare you for a successful career and make a meaningful contribution to society.

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

Expand your career horizons across law, criminology, and criminal justice and gain the essential skills for working in the legal practice and criminal justice systems.


Facilities help students to develop professional practice to ensure they are work ready.

In the Investigating Crime Scenes and Forensic Evidence modules, students have access to our portable crime scene and mock Solent courtroom in order to learn to work in a professional setting.

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