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Criminology research

Criminologists play a vital role in the criminal justice system. They work to understand the social and psychological factors that cause people to commit crimes and research the most effective approaches to rehabilitation.

Offered under the prestigious Q-Step programme for quantitative social science training, our BSc in Criminology provides excellent training in applied research and data analysis skills which will help you investigate the nature of crime. You will analyse crime survey data or the types of information used to inform intelligence-led policing and offender profiling. If you choose to study BSc Criminology with us you will benefit from being part of the Exeter Q-Step Centre, training you in data management, analysis and interpretation.

*Research Excellent Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3* 
*Criminology is grouped with Sociology in this league table.

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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BSc Criminology student