Our courses

Guided by our team of expert scholars, our courses allow you to question the world around you and to draw on classic and contemporary theories and methods to understand, explain and respond to the challenges that face individuals and communities in modern societies.

Why choose Loughborough?

There are so many great reasons to choose us, but here are just a few reasons why Loughborough is an excellent place to study Criminology and Sociology.

Placements and international opportunities

All our students have the chance to undertake a professional work placement during their degree, in organisations from across the public and private sectors. Recent placement destinations include: BP, Volkswagen, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung Electronics, Confederation of British Industry, PwC, Department of Work and Pensions, Food Standards Agency and Sky. Students also have an opportunity to spend a year (or semester) abroad by securing paid work teaching English to school children or studying at a partner university.

Teaching and learning excellence

A mixture of lectures, practical classes and tutorials offer a range of learning experiences to ensure our students acquire a thorough grounding in social science disciplines, as well as advanced understanding in their chosen areas of interest. All our students gain advanced training in social research methods and learn to conduct their own research into topics that fascinate them.

Language opportunities

The Language Centre which is based in the School, provides a range of language modules in French, German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese from beginners’ level upwards. Students may take these modules as part of their degree, enter the programme at their level of competence and working upwards one semester at a time.