Criminology Online Bachelor and Master Degree Courses in the UK

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Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Criminology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21211 £20757 £24208
25-75 percentile range £18055 - £25183 £15689 - £25435 £18599 - £30307

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21117 £20987 £25024
25-75 percentile range £18191 - £24600 £16693 - £25398 £19746 - £30664

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Criminology

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Criminology who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Specialisations within Criminology

  • Sociology of crimes and ethics
  • Law enforcement administration
  • Crime detection and investigation
  • Criminalistics
  • Criminal law and jurisprudence
  • Correctional administration
  • Criminal rehabilitation
  • Crime prevention

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Criminology, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


  • The following degrees are offered for Criminology studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE
  • Bachelor of Arts - BA
  • Bachelor of Science - BSc

According to a 2019 study conducted at Northeastern University in the U.S., 83% of business executives considered an online degree from a well-known institution to have the same value as its equivalent on-campus degree. The same study found that respect for online degrees has been increasing dramatically over the last decade. The reputation of the institution is generally more important than whether the degree is obtained online. The COVID pandemic has erased any remaining stigma that online education may have had in the past.

Criminology and Sociology (R46) - BA (Hons) at The Open University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey 2022 with a rating of 85 out of 100 among 1845 respondents.