Discover our undergraduate courses, Masters and PhD degrees in criminology.

Criminology at Sussex has a sociological grounding, and you’ll apply key approaches to critical contemporary issues. You’ll gain theoretical knowledge and learn to understand crime in the context of its culture, as well as the criminal justice system.

You’ll develop your practical and analytical skills in research methodology. This training will help you throughout your studies and in your career. In your final year, you’ll design and carry out your own research project in the area that interests you most.

You’re supported by supervisors who are active researchers on topics ranging from policing, terrorism and victims of crime, to capital punishment and crimes against humanity – meaning that you’ll focus on the real-world impact of criminology. On graduation, you’ll have the skills needed for a variety of careers.