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Learn flexibly with an online criminology degree

Fit learning around your life by studying for a degree online. You just need a smartphone, tablet or computer and access to the internet.

Understand crime with a degree in criminology

Are you fascinated by crime and criminal investigations? Do you want to understand the causes of deviant behaviour in modern society?

Our online degrees in criminology will give you the knowledge and analytical skills you need to understand crime and the credentials you need for work in any number of sectors and professions.

Join a community of online learners and venture to the cutting edge of criminological research and practice.

Lay the groundwork for your career

Our criminology degrees are taught by experts at leading institutions and practitioners at the forefront of their field. They’ll share their experience and insights to help prepare you to unlock your career of choice.

With your criminology degree, you'll be in high demand in any number of sectors and professions: criminal law, policing, forensics, social work, research, advocacy, and more.


The duration of our online degrees varies based on your chosen programme and pace of study.

You may choose to study part-time learning over two or more years, or to complete a full-time programme in as little as one year. It’s up to you to set the parameters for your learning.
We understand the importance of cost when deciding on a higher education programme. Our online criminology degrees reflect the affordability of online learning compared to traditional on-campus options.

You’ll wave goodbye to expenses like accommodation and travel without compromising on the quality of your education. Click on your selected programme for a detailed cost break-down.

Start your criminology journey today by enrolling in an online degree. Your future in analysing, understanding, and combating crime begins here.

Universities offering degrees with FutureLearn

These leading universities are currently offering online degree courses on FutureLearn:

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