Studying Criminology at LSE

There are a number of opportunities to study criminologycriminal justice and law at LSE. Prospective students should visit the Graduate Prospectus or Undergraduate Prospectus online.



New for 2019/20-  BSc Criminology .

In the context of LSE’s BSc in Criminology, you will study real-world issues as diverse as cyberhate, fraud, gangs, drug consumption, robbery, homicide, intimate partner violence, riots, state crime, terrorism and environmental harms. You will also learn about the development and workings of the police, courts, prisons and probation, and about the impact different forms of criminal justice have on different social groups according to their age, gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, citizenship status, sexual orientation, and mental health. 

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  • The MSc Criminal Justice Policy attracts new graduate students as well as academics, police and probation officers, and other criminal justice professionals from the UK and abroad. Find out more
  • The LLM at LSE is a leading programme delivered at one of the world's best law schools, ranked first overall in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. It is unmatched in the international, comparative and interdisciplinary approaches and courses that it offers. 

    Courses are offered in a broad range of fields including arbitration, human rights, international law, corporate, commercial and financial law. Find out more


Criminology students tend to be registered for the MPhil/PhD in one of the following Departments: Department of Social PolicyDepartment of LawDepartment of Methodology or the Department of Sociology