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 ranked top 5 in the UK and best in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017) and where 95% of students were in employment or further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE, 2017). 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). 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 get the job experience within the institutions such as County Council, and NHS Wales as a part of your third year module ‘Employability Skills for Professionals, which is an amazing opportunity to learn more about the industry sector and network with the potential future employers. You will have an opportunity to undertake a work placement or internship through the AberForward scheme, which is a paid internship within Aberystwyth University. As well as take a Year in Employment (YES) placement, which is a yearlong payed internship within the external industries between your second and third year. We have a dedicated team within the Career Department to advice, and help you during both your application period and during your placement.