Criminology and forensic studies courses
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What can you do with a Criminology and Forensic Studies degree?
Crime affects everyone in society, and a Criminology and Forensic Studies degree is the perfect way to get the skills and knowledge needed to play your part in understanding and tackling one of the most enduring issues facing society.
When you study a Criminology and Forensic Studies degree, you'll explore why criminals behave the way they do and consider ways of identifying and preventing crime using techniques from forensics to cyber technology.
Depending on the course you choose, you'll also gain the sociological, psychological and forensic skills required to follow our previous students into graduate jobs in the fields of law enforcement, probation, crime rehabilitation, cybercrime, counter fraud and crime prevention.
We have excellent links with key bodies in the industry – such as the National Crime Squad and the National Cyber Security Centre, and the Cabinet Office – and you'll have the option of doing a placement year in industry as part of your degree, to gain valuable experience before you graduate.
Our Criminology courses are ranked number 17 in the UK (The Guardian University Guide, 2021).
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Undergraduate Criminology and Forensic studies courses
- Criminology and Criminal Justice BSc (Hons)
- Criminology and Criminal Justice (Distance Learning) BSc (Hons)
- Criminology and Cybercrime BSc (Hons)
- Criminology and Forensic Studies BSc (Hons)
- Criminology with Environmental Justice BSc (Hons)
- Criminology with Psychology BSc (Hons)
- Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Cybercrime (Dual Degree) BSc (Hons)
- Policing and Investigation (Distance Learning) BSc (Hons)
- Professional Policing BSc (Hons)
- Risk and Security Management (Distance Learning) BSc (Hons)
- Sociology with Criminology BSc (Hons)
- Cyber Security and Forensic Computing BSc (Hons)
- Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)
- Law LLB (Hons)
- Law with Business LLB (Hons)
- Law with Criminology LLB (Hons)
- Law with International Relations LLB (Hons)
Postgraduate Criminology and Forensic studies courses
- Corporate Governance and Law/Grad ICSA LLM
- Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption MSc
- Crime Science MSc
- Criminal Justice MSc
- Criminal Psychology MSc
- Criminology MSc
- Cybercrime MSc
- Forensic Accounting MSc
- Forensic Information Technology MSc
- Forensic Investigation MSc
- Forensic Psychology MSc
- Intelligence MSc
- International Criminal Justice MSc
- Law LLM
- Professional Studies (Learning at Work) MA/MSc
- Security Management MSc
- Victimology MSc
Postgraduate research Criminology and Forensic studies courses
Since graduating from this course, I've worked for Surrey Police, the Metropolitan Police and Hampshire Police, and now I'm training as a detective. Having visited a number of other universities, it's clear that Portsmouth is committed to leading the way in Criminology.
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