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Criminology and Criminal Justice

BSc (Single Honours)
Cert HE
Dip HE

Start date:

September 2024

Entry tariff:

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS Code:


M910 (If choosing Foundation Year)

M899 (CertHE)

M904 (DipHE)

Taught by world-class tutors in a department driven by students’ experience and employability and innovative research, you will develop a critical understanding of crime.

Did you know?

This programme helps you develop critical understanding and analytical skills crucial for addressing ethical, political, and moral questions about crime and justice.


This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.



Make your mark with the professional knowledge and skills that matter most to employers.  

Our BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice programme ensures that you graduate with Criminological knowledge, transferable skillsets, and professional traits, and thus become highly demanded by employers. This includes:

  • Developing a critical understanding of how the criminal justice system operates and the key debates surrounding concepts of harm, crime and deviancy, policing, crime prevention, and the punishment and rehabilitation of offenders. These phenomena will be critically analysed through key ethical, political, and moral perspectives.
  • Becoming an independent critical thinker and problem solvers, while developing highly sought skillsets and traits, such as communication, and team and collaboration skills, as well as self-motivation, resilience and empathy.
  • Introducing you to the foundation principles of social research studies, which will help you develop a successful career regardless of your chosen path.


Enjoy personalised and practical learning experiences. 

  • Learn from renowned tutors dedicated to innovative teaching and research, with extensive experience in working within the criminal justice system.
  • Develop the ability to address significant ethical, political, and moral dilemmas concerning crime and justice, and preparing you to engage in highly debated societal issues.
  • Enhance practical skills through research, visits to criminal justice sites in London, and other practical exercises.
  • Design and conduct independent research projects and other fieldworks tailored to your personal interests, while being guided by supportive tutors.
  • Become the best service providers and highly sought professional, by building expertise and knowledge of different professional pathways, and with the opportunity to gain professional experience in work placements.
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Diego Canciani

Hi, my name is Diego and I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. I joined the Criminology team at the University of Roehampton in 2015, when I fell in love with the university’s campus. Seeing students grow academically and professionally is the most rewarding part of my job. I also enjoy participating in academic activities organised both by colleagues and students. The modules I enjoy teaching the most are Crimes of the Powerful, Professional Practice modules and Cybercrime. I developed an interest in crimes of the powerful during my PhD, which compared the policies used in England and Italy to police powerful criminals. My current research interests are policing regulatory crimes, such as health and safety and environmental, and have lately developed an interest in researching cybercrimes.

Maayan Geva

I’m Maayan and I convene “Criminological Imagination” and “International Criminal Justice”. I'm excited about both these modules as they allow us to critically explore a host of pressing issues, from the lasting impacts of colonialism to terrorism and the ongoing struggles for rights around the globe. I specialise in socio-legal studies and the laws of war. I am interested in the role of law in society and the relationship between law and justice. I have written, among other topics, about how armies work with law and about the pitfalls of human rights litigation.

Demetris Hadjigeorgiou

I have previously taught at the University of West London; Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU); London South Bank University; and City University. At Roehampton, I was previously programme convener of the BSc. Criminology, and MA Global Criminology. I was formerly the programme director of the Applied Criminology programme at CCCU. am currently the External Examiner for a number of Criminology programmes at Staffordshire University. I have been at Roehampton permanently since September 2018. I was also a Visiting Lecturer here in 2013-14. I am interested in all aspects of Criminology, but have a special interest at the intersection of popular culture, politics, and criminology.


Study with us and get ready to give your life a gratifying career. 

Our programme will deepen your knowledge of Criminology, offering a wide range of specialised topics and equipping you with the skills to pursue an engaging career in various professional environments.

Criminological knowledge is valuable in many sectors, including:

•    Law Enforcement Services (i.e. the MET or the NCA)
•    Prison and Probation Services
•    Charity Sector and Advocacy Organisations
•    Civil Service (i.e. Ministry of Justice, Immigration etc)
•    Defence and Intelligence Sector
•    Youth Services and Education Sector
•    Para-Legal Sector
•    Anti-Money Laundering Sector (and Finance more broadly)
•    And many more …

Criminology students can also continue studying in Post Graduate studies (MA, Conversion Courses etc)

Please note that additional training might be required for some of these professions.

Wherever you want to go in the future, you’ll be preparing for the world of work from day one at Roehampton, with regular access to:

  • Career development events
  • Guest industry speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Personalised mentoring and careers support

You’ll graduate ready to grab every opportunity that comes your way. 

Our careers support team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

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Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)


September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.


September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

To be confirmed.


We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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