Research degrees

Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy at Loughborough University has an outstanding reputation as an international centre of academic excellence and for its cutting edge interdisciplinary work.

The Division is home to world-leading, original and internationally excellent research in Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy.

Our world-class research focuses on 5 key areas: children, young people and families; applied criminal justice; intersectionalities and citizenship; digital and health technologies; and consumption, culture and inequalities.
The School supports a lively community of 110 postgraduates working closely with 80 specialist supervisors who conduct research at the cutting-edge of developments in their fields.

1st in the UK

for Criminology

Guardian University Guide 2023

7th in the UK

for Social Policy

Complete University Guide 2023

Top 10 in the UK

for Sociology

Guardian University Guide 2023

100% of research impact rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

Research Excellence Framework 2021