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Department of Criminology and Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Criminology and Sociology, one of the oldest and most distinguished academic departments of its kind in the United Kingdom.  Our culture is welcoming, valuing diversity of people and experiences.  We are committed to the importance of ideas and knowledge to the world we live in, so our teaching programmes are shaped by engagement with real world contexts, through student placements, internships, and student-led projects, with a focus on one-on-one support through skills audits, volunteering and work placements.  

Our research has international impact, engaging with issues ranging from crime, policing and violence to digital technologies, feminism and popular culture.  We are involved in a wide range of partnerships, from Non-Government Organizations and local authorities to national and European agencies, where we provide research, consultancy and professional development support. Please explore our webpages to discover what we are doing – and see how we might work together!

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