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Are you interested in why people commit crimes, how criminals can be rehabilitated, and the role of the criminal justice system? If the answer to all three of these questions us yes, studying a Criminology course at Hull College could be the perfect option for you!  

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals, including the motivations and consequences of crime and its perpetrators, as well as preventative measures. An exciting subject that combines aspects of sociology, psychology and law, it will allow you to understand crime and deviance in detail. You will focus on what drives people to commit crimes, along with the impact criminal behaviour has on societies and exploring how it can be explained.  

By the completion of your course, you will have gained an in-depth knowledge of how the criminal justice system works, from the moment a crime has been discovered, right up until a verdict is reached in court.

With relevant links to industry, our courses focus on helping you develop applied skills that are both specific and highly transferable, ensuring you will be equipped with the professional skills, competencies and knowledge needed to begin a wide range of exciting and rewarding roles and careers in the workplace or make the step up to higher education and degree-level study in a variety of areas such as Criminology, Criminal Justice, Psychology and Forensic Science.

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What Careers could this lead to?

A qualification in Criminology will provide you with key transferable skills such as critical thinking, analytical and communication skills, ensuring you are an attractive option to employers both inside and outside the criminal justice sector. Potential roles include...

Criminal Analyst, Criminologist, Forensic Scientist, Intelligence Officer, Legal Professional, Police Officer, Probation Officer, Prison Warden, Social Worker, Youth Worker.


English and maths are important life skills that will help you to succeed in your education, career and everyday life.

If you have not yet achieved your Grade 4 in the new GCSE examinations or a Grade C in the old GCSE examinations, in either English and/or maths, you will continue to study these subjects as part of your study programme to help you work towards this level, supported by our dedicated tutors.

Improving your skills can not only enhance your job opportunities and career prospects, but also open the doors to further study and university.

Benefits of improving your English and maths skills include...

  • They will help you to progress to higher level study
  • They will enable you to get you a better job
  • You will be able to access more career opportunities
  • They will help you earn more money in the future
  • They will provide you with better life opportunities

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Why Hull College should be your first choice..

Choosing to continue your education with us is about more than just gaining a qualification, it is the perfect opportunity to prepare yourself for your chosen career - whether you are a school leaver or adult learner.

We believe in providing you with the best opportunities for development through our inspirational teaching, excellent facilities, and strong connections to employers to help set you on the path to the career of your dreams. We care about your future and want to help you achieve your full potential.




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