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With a proud tradition in critical criminological scholarship and an internationally recognised body of research, the Department of Criminology at Birkbeck, part of the School of Law, immerses students in rigorous and socially-engaged scholarship and teaching.

Students on the BSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice are taught by research-active academics whose work challenges traditional understandings of crime and criminal justice. In 2016, over 95% of Criminology students found the degree intellectually stimulating.

The Department of Criminology’s postgraduate offerings include the popular LLM/MA in Criminal Law & Criminal Justice, the MSc in Criminology and MSc in Global Criminology, expanding on the Department’s commitment to social justice and global responsibility. See our full list of courses here.

The combination of Birkbeck's unique evening study model and other forms of flexible learning leaves students free to gain practical work and volunteer experience during the day. That’s why 80% of graduates are in graduate-level work.

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