Undergraduate study in Criminal Justice and International Relations

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Experience based learning

Mirror real-life experiences in our crime scene house, specialist laboratories or work experience

Partnerships and professional links

Including the Staffordshire Forensic Partnership, the Crime and Society Research Group, and more.

Gain real-world experience via our Cold Case Unit

We offer opportunities for students to get involved in solving active cold cases

If you’re looking for a place to start a career within our justice system, security and intelligence or international relations, we have courses to help get you there.

At Staffordshire University, we have the expertise, facilities and professional networks to give you the competitive edge when you graduate.

Whether you’re looking to study criminology, forensics, policing, or security and intelligence, we have a course for you.

All our degrees are designed and delivered by the experts and with our connections with the likes of West Midlands Police, our work experience opportunities, and our outstanding facilities, you’ll have everything you need to get the edge on the competition when you graduate.

What's more, our recent League Table results reflect this. In the Guardian League Table 2023 we were ranked 3rd for Criminology, 4th for Forensic Science and 4th for Sociology and Social Policy. This is testament to the quality of our teaching, the student experience and the support we offer. 

Courses

Criminology BSc (Hons)/ MSci

Optional pathways in Criminology, Victimology, Offender Management, Organised Crime and Terrorism.

Study options
Full-time
Foundation year
Placement year
Integrated Masters

Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)/ MSci

Study options
Full-time
Foundation year
Placement year
Integrated Masters

Forensic Science BSc (Hons)/ MSci

Study options
Full-time
Foundation year
Placement year
Integrated Masters

Humanitarian Archaeology BSc (Hons)

Study options
Full-time
Part-time
Placement year

Policing and Criminal Investigation BSc (Hons)

Study options
Full-time
Foundation year
Placement year

Professional Policing BSc (Hons)

Study options
Full-time
Foundation year

Security and Intelligence BA (Hons)/ BSc (Hons)

Study options
Full-time
Foundation year
Placement year

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Cyber Security BSc (Hons)

Study options
Full-time
Foundation year
Placement year

Law LLB (Hons)

Study options
Full-time
Full-time, accelerated
Part-time
Foundation year

Careers and connections

Discover why we are the connected university with our range of industry links and career support to help you hit the ground running when you graduate.

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Facilities and expertise

Our expert academics, world-leading research and industry-standard facilities make us the number one destination for students from home and abroad.

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Student experiences

Hear from our students about how the unique learning experience at Staffordshire University has helped shape their approach to study and their career prospects.

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Our friendly enquiries team are on hand to answer any questions you may have about your course, life at Staffordshire University and much more.

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021