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Sheffield Hallam University: Criminology and Criminal Justice Practice

InstitutionSheffield Hallam University
Department Sheffield Hallam University
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


Course summary

  • Approach criminology from an academic and professional perspective.

  • Engage with the criminal justice profession at home and abroad.

  • Choose between a traditional dissertation or workplace consultancy in your third semester — preparing for employment or doctoral study.

  • Study in the prestigious Helena Kennedy Centre of International Justice.

  • Draw on contemporary and future developments in criminal justice.

On this rewarding, varied course, you’ll develop advanced knowledge and understanding of criminology. You’ll study in the internationally-recognised Helena Kennedy centre, and gain useful contacts through study opportunities in the UK and internationally. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a range of exciting positions, and possess excellent transferable skills.

How you learn The course provides a supportive learning environment, which balances subject knowledge, intellectual skills and employability training.

You’ll apply your skills through real-world experiences and active engagement with academics, volunteers and criminal justice practitioners. You’ll also have the opportunity to challenge, be challenged and collaborate in an academically stimulating environment.

You’ll tackle subjects including criminal justice leadership and reform, research methods and global threats. You'll gain a high-level knowledge and understanding of criminology, and a range of key transferrable persona, professional and practical skills.

You learn through

  • lectures

  • workshops on campus

  • online support through the University's virtual learning environment

  • teaching input from industry experts

  • virtual lectures

  • peer support

  • reflection

  • guided reading

  • student presentations

  • individual student reflection on learning

Applied learning

Work placements

The course will offer a variety of work-based experiences that include live case studies, research collaborations with criminal justice partners, placements and study abroad opportunities.

Live projects

We have a good relationship with local criminal justice stakeholders in Sheffield and the surrounding region, as well as nationally and internationally. These professional links enable us to provide you with opportunities to undertake a range of live research projects.

Networking opportunities

We have a good relationship with local criminal justice stakeholders who support learning and knowledge generation in the region, as well as nationally and internationally, through our professional networks. You’ll have the opportunity to network with professionals through seminars, internal and external speaker programmes and guest lectures.


You will be offered the opportunity to engage with a range of award-based competitions such as The Hallam Award.


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