Why do people commit crimes? And what should we do about it? From offender to victim, punishment to rehabilitation, this BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree asks questions about the causes and consequences of crime. The answers may surprise you. They’ll certainly help you choose the right career path.
As you become an expert on the criminal justice system in England and Wales, you’ll develop skills for a range of careers – from policing and prisons to probation and rehabilitation, as well as roles fighting fraud in the private sector or influencing Government policy. And because crime doesn’t respect borders, this course also gives you a uniquely international perspective.
Explore the latest national and international debates and research in topics as varied as a hate crime, state crime, terrorism, gang crime and victimology
Get career-ready with an emphasis on skills and employability, including volunteering opportunities with organisations such as Hampshire Constabulary and local charities like Aurora New Dawn (supporting victims of crime) and Read and Grow Society (helping ex-offenders learn to read)
Learn from an international team whose experience spans law and criminal justice, policing, probation and more – including a former private detective doing important research into missing persons and an expert in European responses to domestic violence
Join lively debates in one of the country’s largest criminology departments and contribute your own ideas on how we should respond to crime as a society
Build a professional network by meeting practitioners from criminal justice agencies, businesses and charities
Customise your degree to match your ambitions: some modules reduce the amount of time you’d need to train for a policing career or as a probation officer
The module Economic Crime and Fraud Examination is recognised by ACFE (a global professional body for counter-fraud professionals), and undertaking it provides opportunities for full-time students to complete the Certified Fraud Examiner qualification at a subsidized rate.
Useful subjects for this course
You don't need to study specific subjects at school or college to do this degree. But you may find it useful to have covered some of these subjects: