Our degree in Criminology will enable you to develop an understanding of the causes of crime and the impact crime has on individuals, communities and the wider society. You will also study the current challenges facing the criminal justice system. Criminology is multidisciplinary in nature and therefore when studying crime causation and crime reduction you will draw information from a diverse range of disciplines, including psychology, sociology and law. Modules in criminology research methods will also provide you with key technical and analytical skills necessary to engage in contemporary debates surrounding policies and practices designed to prevent crime. On completion of your degree, you will possess a repertoire of skills essential for pursuing a professional career in areas such as policing, prisons and youth justice. You will study within a university that is a top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). The degree in Criminology opens up a range of exciting opportunities for you. You will be a strong candidate to become a barrister or a solicitor. 95% of students were in employment or further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE, 2017). From the moment you arrive at the Aberystwyth Law School we will work with you to build on your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement with large organisations such as the County Council and NHS Wales. The third year module ‘Employability Skills for Professionals' is an opportunity for you to discover more about the industry sector and network with potential future employers. You can also take advantage of the Aber Forward and Aber Works schemes, which advertises paid placements or internships in various professional services departments across the University. These paid placements will give you a great insight of life in the workplace and provide you with the relevant skills that will be required upon entering the work environment after graduation. In addition, every student has the opportunity to undertake a Year in Employment placement also known as 'YES'. This programme is centered around a year long placement in a chosen industry by yourself between your second and third year. Aberystwyth University has a dedicated Careers department that are here to advise, help and mentor you during your time at Aberystwyth University. The department offers extra curricular activities, these include a competing mooting society, where the participants take part in national and international mooting competitions. The department also has a specific Welsh medium mooting society for those who wish to moot in the Welsh language. Students who are part of the mooting society develop key advocacy and litigation skills. The degree will not only help you to develop a range of key transferable skills that are important for employment in general, but will also provide specialist skills and knowledge relevant to a professional career in a criminal justice setting (e.g. Police, Probation or Prison Service).