Criminology is the field of study which focuses on criminalisation, victimisation, and social responses to crime and disorder. Our degree programme offers the opportunity to explore sociological, psychological and political approaches to criminology. Criminology at Cardiff draws on a range of social science perspectives – including sociology, law, psychology, and history – and we encourage you to combine theories and methods to increase your knowledge and understanding of crime and its control. You will examine how to approach problems of crime, justice and control as a social scientist before applying your new research-driven skills to real world issues and debates. Distinctive features •The opportunity to learn from leading criminologists with strong links to police, probation and prisons, as well as local authorities, and Welsh and UK government institutions. •The opportunity to study in a School that was ranked 3rd in the UK for research quality in sociology and 5th for education in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. •A strong emphasis on introducing you to the research methods involved in gathering criminological data. •The involvement of research-active staff in teaching. •The emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment. •The variety of modules on offer in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary School. •The opportunity to study abroad.