You’re not afraid to stand up for what’s right. You use logic and reason to solve problems. And you want to use these skills to have a positive impact on society. Whether you’re fascinated by criminal psychology or policing, or feel more at home in the forensic science lab, we have the perfect course for you.
Got an eye for detail and a fascination for crime scenes? Step away from TV crime dramas and immerse yourself in our labs and crime scene rooms in Cambridge. You’ll learn about criminology, forensic science, policing and the law from lecturers with first-hand experience in the field. Accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, our degree offers you real-world experience through work placements, internships and field trips, and career possibilities in criminal justice, crime analysis and victim support.
What causes crime? How can we deter or rehabilitate criminals? How does the media depict crime? How does the criminal justice system work and how should it evolve? These are some of the questions you’ll explore on this course.
Look beyond traditional viewpoints, challenge your opinions and address complex social problems on our full-time Criminology degree in Cambridge. Choose to study abroad for a semester and go on field trips in the UK or Europe. Learn to evaluate evidence, think critically and craft arguments, to prepare for a career in criminal justice and crime prevention.
Develop your understanding of current issues in criminology and policing on our full-time degree course in Cambridge. Choose to study abroad for a semester and go on field trips in the UK or Europe. Jump-start your career in the criminal justice sector with practical modules on crime, policing, youth justice, the prison system and public service.
Improve your understanding of some of the most pressing crime and social issues today, on our full-time Criminology and Sociology degree in Cambridge. Choose to study abroad in Germany for one semester and go on overseas field trips. Graduate with skills for a career in many fields, including policing, probation, youth offending and government.
Cyber attacks make headlines across the globe. Demand for talented computing graduates is outstripping supply, so fine-tune your network and data skills with us, take an optional placement year, and be ready to make your mark in the global cyber security industry. Our new Cambridge-based course is being prepared for National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) certification, while our close links to cyber security institutions such as OWASP and Cyber Crime Prevent bring industry experts into the classroom.
Develop a thorough knowledge of forensic crime scene investigation, police and criminal justice procedures, and key criminological theories on this wide-ranging course.
If you’d like a career in crime scene investigation, this course will introduce you to the forensic techniques used, as well as to police investigative methods and court evidence requirements.
Thinking of joining the police or working in the wider criminal justice sector? Get first-hand experience of the day-to-day life of a criminal justice professional before you join up.
Gain the essential knowledge and skills required to be a police constable* and join a rewarding profession with considerable benefits. Become a capable problem solver, communicator, negotiator and leader, and discover how you can make a significant contribution to policing in the 21st century, as well as the wider criminal justice sector. Work with our Policing Institute on cutting edge research projects and hear from practitioners and experts in the field.