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Inspiring Community

Your learning experience is guided by an expert team of research-active and committed educators, with experience of supporting different communities in their pursuit of justice. Through inspiring teaching on topics such as accountability, reform, activism and resistance, you will learn about opportunities to support change. You’ll also have access to our expert support departments within Student Services, and the Students’ Union, to help you get the most out of your university experience.

Tailored Facilities

Located at our Exton Park (Parkgate Road) site, you’ll benefit from a modern learning environment with spaces for you to work independently, learn from your dedicated lecturers, study with your peers and gain support from your Personal Academic Tutor. You’ll also have access to a wide range of social and recreational facilities, and are within walking distance of the lively city of Chester.


Criminology at Chester is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to stand out to employers in the Criminal Justice agencies, and the wider public and private sectors. Students of Criminology have successful careers in the police, probation service, youth support, research and non-governmental organisations supporting people experiencing abuse, homelessness and other key social issues. Many students continue developing criminological expertise through postgraduate study in areas such as policing and research skills.

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