Undergraduate Criminology Degrees

One of the first undergraduate Criminology programmes in the country, Criminology at Lancaster has a long and distinguished history and is extremely well respected.

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Our current programmes build on this historical legacy with pride, whilst being grounded in contemporary debates and innovations, and the very latest policy and practice developments. Underpinned by a critical perspective, methodological diversity, and a commitment to research-led teaching and social change, you will be taught by an internationally renowned team passionate about their subject areas and committed to inspiring their students.

We will equip you with a strong theoretical and methodological foundation, enabling you to explore cutting edge issues such as green criminology, media and popular culture, cybersecurity and policing, decolonisation, zemiology, financial & organised crime, asylum and migration, gendered harms, hate crime, youth justice, sexual violence, drugs and prisons. You will be supported and challenged to question how we know things about crime and social harm, to consider why our processes of criminalisation and punishment work in the way that they do and to explore what alternative ways of doing justice might look like now and in the future.

We also offer LLB programmes leading to a qualifying law degree for professional purposes.

Criminology at Lancaster University

A wide range of module choices underpinned by diverse expertise from criminology professionals, delivered in a supportive and friendly environment. Hear from Criminology students on the experience you could have at Lancaster University.

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Adam Ramsden, LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

My experience of a combined Law and Criminology degree has been excellent. With the core law modules I have been able to gain a solid foundation of various areas of law. With each module being so different, you are able to experience different aspects of law, discovering topics that you may wish to enter into in the future for a career.

Aspects of criminology go hand in hand with a law degree thereby allowing for a diverse and enjoyable degree with lots to offer. I’ve also had great support from the School, from academic advisors, seminar tutors, and drop in sessions, so I’ve never been left without the opportunity for help.

Adam Ramsden, LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology, Recent graduate

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