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Study criminology

We offer a stimulating learning environment, and a range of courses at different levels, from our certificates and short courses to undergraduate degrees and postgraduate study. We build strong relationships with our students through small class sizes and personal tutoring. Our students have the opportunity to learn alongside people from diverse professional experiences and backgrounds.

We have an enviable reputation as a centre of innovative scholarship, teaching and learning. Our academic staff are recognised as experts in their fields and approach criminology using critical and multi-disciplinary approaches. 

Led by principles of social and racial justice, our teaching programmes are based in real-world events and experiences. Our students learn about national and international criminal justice policy, institutions and practices, and the people who make, and are subject to, these processes.

Birkbeck is home to internationally recognised academics whose scholarship contributes to, and challenges, traditional approaches to criminology. Criminology modules reflect staff expertise, covering topics from prison abolition, racialised policing, migration and social welfare, to gendered violence, terrorism, organised crime and drugs.

We offer a stimulating learning environment with a busy social and extracurricular calendar. This includes Criminology Careers EventsCriminology Research Seminars, the Annual Criminology Lecture and Annual Summer Party. There are also regular College-run events as well as seminars and workshops. We encourage all our students to participate in these activities.

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