Applied Criminology

Crime dominates our media today, and the topic of crime prevention is a regular feature in political debates. If you are interested in the nature, extent and causes of crime, then our Applied Criminology degree is for you.

As an Applied Criminology student, you will not only be studying the nature and causes of crime and criminal behaviour, but how this impacts in the real world. You will gain an understanding of the importance of criminology in detecting, monitoring and preventing criminal behaviour.

"It was a great experience to study Applied Criminology at CCCU… I had a great three years at this university, which set me up for a career in any sector."

Benedikt Lehmann, Graduate

Key features of the course include:

  • An understanding of contemporary issues in crime and criminal justice.
  • Wide range of options available throughout the degree.
  • Research informed teaching.
  • Special guest speakers working within crime and criminal justice.
  • Field trips organised by the department and Criminology Society.
  • Volunteering opportunities.

With our flexible programme you can tailor your degree to meet your interests and ambitions. You can even choose modules offered by other departments within our School, so you can gain further insights into policing, law and forensic investigation.

Research and teaching

Criminology. No 1 in the UK for student satisfaction with the quality of feedback.

The Guardian University League Tables 2019
One of the real strengths of our Applied Criminology degree is the quality and expertise of our teaching staff. All of our modules are taught by lecturers with a genuine interest and expertise in their subject area – many of whom are active researchers within their field. We then use this research to feed back into our teaching. We also regularly invite guest speakers to share their insights and experience of working within the criminal justice system.

Supportive community

Criminology was ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Feedback.

The Guardian League Tables 2018

At Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), we embrace diversity, and place a strong emphasis on student welfare and support. Our community of staff and students come from a range of backgrounds, and we take great pride in our warm and welcoming approach. Our team of Applied Criminology staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have, and support you during your time with us.

The Criminology Society

At CCCU we have over 48 clubs and societies that you can join. These include our very own Criminology Society, where you can take part in extra field trips, study sessions and other social events. This vibrant and active society is a great way to meet fellow students, and take part in the wider CCCU community – you may even pick up a few exam tips along the way!

Find out more

For more information on Applied Criminology, visit our online course pages, or alternatively, order a print prospectus today.

100% of our Applied Criminology students are satisfied with their course.

Natioanl Student Survey 2020

Criminology at Christ Church Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction with the quality of the course.

The Guardian University League Tables 2019

Criminology. Top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction with the quality of teaching.

The Guardian University League Tables 2019

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