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Undergraduate Courses in Criminology

The Institute offers several undergraduate courses for students in Sociology and Law including a new joint Sociology/Criminology degree.

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There are several options for undergraduate students in Sociology and Law to study Criminology. Since 2018 HSPS students can study for a joint Sociology/Criminology degree which includes an introductory course: Foundations in Criminology and Criminal Justice and specialist papers: Social Networks and Crime, Criminological Research Methods and Criminology, Sentencing and the Penal System. Law students can choose a course on Criminology, Sentencing and the Penal System in the second or third year of their degree. In their final year both HSPS and Law students may opt for the popular Crime and Criminal Justice Part II Dissertation Seminar which allows them to explore in greater depth a criminological topic of personal interest. 

All of these courses make use of the research and teaching expertise of the internationally renowned research community of criminologists at the Institute and provide a strong foundation for its post-graduate programmes.



Current Students

Current students can access resources for their course through Moodle, the virtual learning environment for the University of Cambridge.

Moodle can be accessed here or via the Quicklinks tab at the top of the page, by using your Raven password to login.


Prospective Students

For general enquiries details about undergraduate courses offered by staff at the Institute of Criminology please contact .  If you have any questions regarding the joint track in Sociology and Criminology please contact the .