This is Criminology at Keele

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Keele was at the forefront of offering a named Bachelor's degree in Criminology in the UK, and our research-led programme combines theoretical understanding of crime with practical application of this knowledge. You’ll explore various areas of the criminal justice system, and delve into the contemporary issues and challenges around why people commit crime and how we respond to it.

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In this video our students and staff share their personal experiences of studying at Keele. This video was filmed in May 2023 – experiences and opportunities may vary for future years.

What initially drew me to Keele University is the strong sense of community and the compact campus layout that avoids excessive spread. I believe my degree has adequately prepared me for the workplace, thanks to the diversity of modules offered. Unlike a conventional exam-focused approach, we engage in a variety of activities, such as case studies and policy reports, which are directly applicable to real-world scenarios.

Keele's criminology students benefit from being taught by active criminologists who conduct their own research in the real world and bring their insights back to the classroom. We continuously evaluate and update the topics and modules we offer to ensure that our criminology program remains contemporary and at the forefront of current and future issues and challenges related to crime. Our track record of producing graduates who make a significant impact is a point of pride, as we collaborate with police forces, criminal justice agencies, local and national government, charities, communities, and even individuals on both sides of the law.

Students leaving Keele are often driven by a passion for social justice and making a difference, reflecting the values that criminologists hold dear. Studying criminology at Keele equips our students for the workplace by not only imparting theoretical knowledge but also by developing practical skills that can be applied in professional settings.

I personally feel well-prepared for the workplace, having acquired valuable skills at Keele, such as research, effective communication, and professional correspondence. My favourite aspects of Keele include the dedicated lecturers, the serene environment of Keele Hall and Keele Woods, where one can enjoy peaceful walks for hours.

My decision to study criminology at Keele was informed by thorough research on universities renowned for their criminology programs. Keele stood out as an excellent choice due to its strong focus on criminological research and the wealth of related literature available here.