Postgraduate programmes

Criminology & Sociology

As a criminologist, you study the social phenomenon of crime and how various formal and informal institutions react to it. With sociology you examine some of the most pressing social issues facing individuals and policymakers. Using our academic expertise, you reflect on what you have learned to put these ideas into practice.


  • Benefit from our links with HM Prison Service, National Probation Service, Cleveland Police, youth offender teams, schools, colleges, voluntary and community sector projects, and our INSIDE OUT modules
  • Collaborate with local communities and organisations in criminal justice, health and domestic violence
  • Learn from criminology and sociology research that is of national and international standing
  • Host of the north-east branch of the British Society of Criminology
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