Welcome to Criminology at Birmingham

We have compiled some useful information, links and resources to help you gain more of an understanding of what studying Criminology at Birmingham is like. 

Why study CRIMINOLOGY at the University of Birmingham?

  • Here at the University of Birmingham, the focus is on the social drivers and social origins of crime, allowing you to think more broadly and critically beyond the confines of ‘crime’ that Criminology traditionally offers. 
  • You have the flexibility to tailor your degree by choosing modules that will help you on your career journey. 
  • We are ranked number one for being targeted by the top UK employers (High Fliers Research 2021)
  • As a BA Criminology student, you will be able to take part in our skills series programme, giving you the opportunity to enhance your skills through workshops with key employers. 
Follow Imani in her daily life as a BA Sociology and Criminology student


The University of Birmingham is a fantastic choice for your academic study. Our thriving campus with its beautiful grounds, friendly community, excellent facilities, and huge variety of exciting extracurricular activities will quickly make you feel at home.

Discover more about what living and learning is really like at Birmingham by reading our students’ blogs as they are the best people to ask after all!

Birmingham: the city that’s got it all! As the second biggest city in the UK, Birmingham was the definitely the right choice. As well as the busy city centre, packed with shops, restaurants and bars, there are also plenty of green spaces in the surrounding areas, so you really do get the best of both worlds!

Danielle, 4th year International Business with Language student

Clubs and societies

Whether it’s a hobby you have had for years, or you’re looking to try something new, there are over 500 societies to choose from at the University of Birmingham – meaning there is something for everyone! 

Find out more about the clubs and societies on offer

Your career

At Birmingham, we have a dedicated careers service, Careers Network, that can provide you with guidance and support to help you succeed after university. The service offers 1:1 consultations, workshops, fairs, and more to help you make the most of your time at University. 

Student support

Coming to University is a big life change – and there might be times where you need extra support. Here at the University of Birmingham, there is plenty of support available to students to help with anything from stress to money advice, study support, and more. 

Podcasts to listen to

The Forgotten Convicts Podcast

The Forgotten Convicts Podcast by Emma Watkins 2

A podcast about the lives of convicts transported to Australia in the 19th century. Presented by Dr. Emma Watkins, Historian and Criminologist at the University of Birmingham.

Say Why To Drugs by Dr Suzi Gage


Dr Suzi Gage, a psychologist, shares information about recreational drugs to understand the relationship between substance use and mental health, looking at the harm they cause but also the potential benefits.

Centre for Criminology by University of Oxford


A series that covers key topics in Criminology, including politics, human rights, crime, mental health, immigration, and more.

Online material

Discover Society

An online journal which cuts across politics, economics, sociology, criminology and social policy, covering lots of topical debates and discussions which will be relevant to your studies

The Conversation

A website which contains short, journalistic articles on a range of subjects written by academics. They are a great way to keep up with current academic debates

our campus


If you have ever visited our campus, you can probably understand why so many students choose to study at Birmingham. 

We have the best of both worlds; our campus is not only a green and beautiful place to learn but is also a thriving hub of student life. It’s also only a stone’s throw from the city centre, which is perfect for those students who want a balance of a city and campus experience. 

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Campus Tour

We know it’s important that you get a chance to visit your future university and a campus tour is the perfect way to explore our beautiful campus and get that Birmingham feeling. Campus tours for visitors interested in Undergraduate study take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm. The walking tours are led by an undergraduate student currently studying at the University.

Book a Campus Tour
Our campus, our heart


the next steps

In order to accept and secure your place, you must respond to your offer by the date stated in your offer letter. This deadline refers to your acceptance of the offer, not the fulfilment of conditions. To respond to the offer, click on the ‘Respond to Offer’ link within your applicant portal. 


Explore how we make offers

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