Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Whether it is crime, poverty and social exclusion or issues relating to racism, gender discrimination, identity or oppression, our students are inquisitive and passionate about understanding the problems that face individuals and communities in modern societies.

3rd in the UK for Criminology Guardian University Guide 2022
2nd in the UK for Sociology The Guardian University Guide 2022
3rd in the UK for Research Quality in Sociology Complete University Guide 2022
Top 5 in the UK for Criminology The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
2nd for Student Experience in Sociology The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy at Loughborough

Our students enjoy a lively and innovative teaching and learning environment in one of the country’s top Schools of Social Science. Covering a number of social science disciplines, we pride ourselves in offering a supportive and inspiring environment in which to explore and understand the latest developments faced by our societies.

Our courses are taught by expert academics who are leaders in their respective fields. This approach means our courses are underpinned by the latest developments in research and applied learning techniques.

Guided by our team of expert scholars, the Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy courses allow students to question the world around them and to draw on classic and contemporary theories and methods to understand, explain and respond to the challenges faced in times of change and uncertainty.

Links with industry

All our courses offer the opportunity to complete a year on placement in the UK or abroad or study at a European or international partner university. Students from Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy have a broad range of skills meaning that the placements they undertake are wide and varied.

In recent years, our students have completed placements with BP, Volkswagen, Molson Coors, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung Electronics, Bosch, Confederation of British Industry, PwC, National Grid, Renault, Department of Work and Pensions, Food Standards Agency, Bedfordshire Police, Instron and Sky.

Social and Policy Studies students share their placement experiences

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