Welcome to Criminology at Keele

Whether you are thinking about studying Criminology as an undergraduate or postgraduate, Keele is the place for you.  Keele was the first University to offer criminology as an undergraduate subject in the UK and it continues to be a market leader in providing exciting and innovative undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  

The Criminology  programme is highly rated for both research and teaching, scoring well in the recent Research Assessment Exercise and Teaching Quality Assessment. We are in the top 10 for Social Policy in the Complete University Guide. (Please note that for the purpose of national league tables and surveys, criminology is classed as social policy). The quality of our programme is also reflected in our student satisfaction ratings, we are in the top 5 for student satisfaction in social policy according to the National Student Survey 2012.  Our staff group has received a large number of nominations for Teaching Excellence Awards in each of the last 3 years with colleagues winning the competitive awards in both 2010-11 and 2011-12.

Criminology at Keele is taught by a large group of active criminological researchers who specialise, and publish, in areas such as policing, mental health and criminal justice, drugs and criminal justice, prisons, punishment and community safety, as well as criminological theory, research methods, comparative criminology and the history of crime and punishment.  We are located within the School of Sociology & Criminology.


top 10 for Social Policy in the Complete University Guide