Criminology and Sociology

Criminology and sociology programmes at Aston University provide an in-depth understanding of societal issues and the complexities of the criminal justice system. The curriculum examines how social constraints such as class, race, religion and gender shape everyday experiences and perpetuate inequalities. Students explore the interplay between politics, corporate interests and social justice, gaining insight into how these forces shape public perception and policy.

The programmes emphasise critical thinking, empirical research and digital skills, enabling students to analyse contemporary issues like inequality, racism, health, migration, sexuality, identity, education, media, crime and climate change. Taught by experts, the courses are continually updated with the latest research findings, ensuring students receive a current and relevant education. Graduates are equipped with a strong analytical mindset and a versatile skillset, preparing them for success in various professional fields.

Criminology and sociology