Undergraduate Study

Criminology

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9th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research*

Exeter is one of only 15 UK universities to host a Q Step Centre

Opportunities to study abroad in Europe, the USA, Australia and elsewhere

Criminology research

Offered under the prestigious Q-step programme, the BSc in Criminology provides excellent training in applied research and data analysis skills which will help you investigate the nature of crime, for instance by analysing crime survey data or the types of information used to inform intelligence-led policing and offender profiling.

Students who choose to study BSc Criminology will also benefit from being part of the Exeter Q-Step Centre, which provides quantitative methods training in the social sciences. The Q-Step Centre trains students in data management, analysis and interpretation.

*Research Excellent Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3* 

One of the highlights of my course is the emphasis on quantitative analysis. To the uninitiated, that can sound extremely daunting, but I am so incredibly grateful for the numerous doors such a skill will open for me.

For anybody interested in the field, Exeter’s Criminology course is ideal. The large variety of available modules makes it possible for students to tailor their experience however they wish, with classes ranging from Forensic Science (based in the Biology department) to Terrorism. Studying criminology here will prepare you for so many careers down the line, especially those specific to criminal justice and law enforcement.

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Simone

BSc Criminology student