City has been voted 1st in London for Student Satisfaction for the last 2 years by the Complete University Guide and 13th in the UK for starting salaries (The Times Good University Guide 2015). City’s Criminology course will enable you to develop the methodological expertise to analyse crime and justice data, and the analytical capability to identify and engage with key criminal justice policy debates. The BSc (Hons) Criminology degree draws on the expertise of academics experienced in investigating a variety of topics including: crime, policing, victims, media representations of crime and youth crime. The course considers questions like: How Crime is defined? How criminality, victimisation and crime control relate to social issues such as class, gender, ethnicity, politics and the economy? and Why crime and justice have become defining issues for contemporary society? You will develop specific skills relevant to a variety of professions concerned with criminal justice and crime reduction, including: The police, the prisons, Offender Management, Youth Justice, Community Safety. Our central London location and proximity to key criminal justice institutions - including the Central Criminal Court (the 'Old Bailey'), three police services (London Metropolitan, City of London and British Transport), and numerous prisons - facilitates our distinctive approach to the applied study of crime and criminal justice. A particular strength of the BSc (Hons) Criminology is that the degree includes options from other departments that focus on law, psychology, politics, media, culture and society which increase employability in a range of fields upon graduation. This course is part of the City Q-Step Centre programme meaning you can undertake a Quantitative Methods pathway in your final two years of study. This is a great way to hone your skills in data analysis and undertake prearranged work and research placements which can really enhance your employability.