Our Criminology and Sociology degree courses are designed to provide you with key criminological and sociological insights related to issues in society today. Whether you’re interested in exploring the role of crime and how it disturbs the social order, or you want to tackle difficult questions around poverty, immigration and social unrest, we’re here to help you find your ideal Sociology and Criminology degree course through Clearing.

Criminology Clearing Places


Our Criminology clearing courses explore the themes of crime, deviance, justice, law, regulation and punishment, and the part they play in the construction, maintenance and disturbance of social norms. If you secure a place on one of our Criminology degree Clearing courses, you will be able to tailor the programme to your interests with optional modules in a range of topics.

At Salford, we maintain strong industry links with many professional bodies, including Greater Manchester Police, HMP Manchester, HMP Liverpool, Salford Magistrates Court, and Greater Manchester Probation Authority. These connections provide you with several study benefits, including field visits, attendance at national and international conferences, portfolio surgeries, guest speakers, workshops and placements.

Explore our Criminology courses

We offer a range of UCAS Clearing Criminology courses. Learn more about these programmes or call 0300 555 5030 to apply. Alternatively, request a call back today and a member of our team will be in touch. 

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BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

Our Criminology and Sociology degree explores the links between social relationships, crime and justice. You will study both historical and contemporary issues, ranging from the local to the global.

BSc (Hons) Criminology with Security

Our Criminology with Security degree is a unique programme of study, enabling you to explore the importance of security in Criminology. One of the first of its kind, this course responds to recent events which highlight the importance of security in preventing, controlling and responding to all forms of crime – including local, national and international contexts. International in its outlook, this course covers global security issues, including terrorism and transnational crime.

BSc (Hons) Criminology with Counselling

Gain a thorough grounding in Criminology and Counselling – two disciplines which are vital to the criminal justice system. Criminology studies the causes of crime, the process of victimisation, the workings of the criminal justice system and the techniques for preventing crime. Counselling has an important and expanding role in attending to the victims of crime, addressing some of the causes of offending, reducing re-offending, seeking restorative justice, and alleviating stress among criminal justice practitioners.

Sociology Clearing Places

Students working in New Adelphi

Do you find yourself questioning and challenging conventional assumptions about the world we live in? Do you want to look beyond the taken-for-granted assumptions about the world? If so, our Sociology Clearing courses may be the perfect option for you. If you secure one of our Sociology Clearing places, you will be taught by internationally recognised experts who research a diverse and exciting range of subjects, such as the legal system, social unrest and riots, the media and popular culture, cities, bodies, and much more.

For decades, Sociologists have been providing answers to difficult government and policy questions, informing industry and challenging inequalities. This year we have seen huge societal change, including a global pandemic, and major social movements such as Black Lives Matter. Depending on your interests, this course will enable you to gain a strong foundation for a range of professions, including policing, journalism, public service and research.

We also have close associations with professional bodies such as Amnesty International, Salford Youth Offending Team, Working Class Movement Library, Greater Manchester Police and Peace Brigades International. These connections provide you with several study benefits, such as field visits, portfolio surgeries, guest lectures, seminars, workshops and placements.

This course received 100% overall student satisfaction [University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2019 data].

Lynsey's story

Former BSc (Hons) Criminology student Lynsey tells us how she has developed her career since graduating:

“Due to the qualifications and experience I gained during my time at Salford, I went on to do my teaching qualification in order to teach within the criminal justice sector. My degree gave me the preparation to get a job teaching in various prisons which has been challenging but highly rewarding.”

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If you have a critical mind, enjoy challenging the status quo and want to make a difference, our Criminology and Sociology Clearing courses are ideal for you.

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