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Studying with us during coronavirus in 2021

Studying Criminology

What to look forward to

We're one of the oldest Criminology Departments and studying here will connect you with criminology research and key industries like the police and youth offending teams.

Get hands-on experience to prepare you for the working world

Our criminology courses prepare you for your future career with real world experiences before you graduate.

You’ll have the option to take a placement in your third year as a module or you can extend your programme to four years and do a full year of work experience. We’ll support you in finding the right placement for you through our outstanding Employability Service.

You’ll get hands-on experience from our variety of practical projects throughout your degree. Most of our modules have a practical assignment like group projects, presentations, and more.

You'll also get the chance to participate in field trips and visits, where you’ll see criminology in action at our partner organisations like prisons and courtrooms.

  • We're back on campus for teaching

    Your timetable will be built around teaching time using our facilities on campus with online sessions for some activities where being virtual adds value. That means it’s not going to be like 2020 over again. We've combined the best of our pre-pandemic teaching with what's worked best for students while they've been learning at home.

    We’ve planned your learning so it has most benefit for you:

    • You’ll be on campus for seminars and workshops in small groups which will provide a safe space for you to debate and discuss concepts in person, participate in interactive activities, and meet your classmates and tutors face-to-face

    • You’ll be taught online through both live lectures where you can ask questions of tutors and lecturers or through pre-recorded lectures that you can watch at your own time.
  • Innovative teaching that's enhanced by technology

    Our teaching and learning approach is evidence-based and designed using feedback from students and staff during the pandemic and in previous years.

    For example, our students particularly liked our pre-recorded lectures as they had the flexibility to study at their own pace.

    We also use technology to enhance your learning and put you in control, like polls and quizzes during lectures so you can interact live.

    Tech also allows us to add innovative new ways of teaching into the mix like using podcasts as a resource for learning and development.

Impactful partnerships to help you succeed in your career

We partner with many organisations to ensure you’re prepared for graduation. You’ll interact with them through field work, projects, and guest lectures where you’ll take your theory from the classroom and apply it to real world issues.

We partner with a variety of organisations from the Met Police to local councils or prison groups.

You’ll also have the opportunity to expand your network through our links to the industry. Whether you’re looking to take on a placement or for work after graduation, we’ll connect you to the right people and organisations, no matter your area of interest.

Bringing our research expertise into the classroom

You’ll be joining one of the most innovative and forward-thinking Criminology and Sociology Departments in the country when you join us at Middlesex. Our academic staff continue to lead in their research fields from mental health and offending to green criminology.

This research comes to life in our variety of specialist routes and optional modules. You can choose to specialise through our pathways in either Sociology, Psychology, or Criminal Justice. Or you can build expertise in your area of interest through optional modules on topics like cyber security, drugs and crime, or environmental justice.

You’ll also be taught by some of the most respected academic researchers in the country and get access to our many research groups leading change in the world.

This includes our Prisons Research Group, who study prison management and social justice, or our Drug and Alcohol Research Centre who explore topics like patterns of use or cultural and societal influences.

From our practical teaching methods and industry network to our incredible research staff, we know that studying criminology at Middlesex University will set you up for a successful career.

No matter your area of interest or career goals, we are here to help you along your journey and ensure you are equipped to practice in an ever-changing world.

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