The study of the police and policing will allow you to explore an exciting, challenging and fast-moving multi-disciplinary academic area. In addition to learning about the fundamentals of the police, this programme will provide you with the opportunity to study a broad range of social science, business, law and computing subjects, but with a specialisation on an important and controversial aspect of the social world, crime and justice. You will explore current research in the study of crime, deviance and criminal justice and will learn to understand the historical foundations of contemporary criminology. Plus, you will also develop research skills across the social sciences that will be invaluable both in developing your understanding of a wide range of social science issues and throughout your career. A key aim of the programme is to facilitate and equip students in order to give them the best chance of becoming a police officer and encourage reflective practice in their role. Although there are no direct routes into the police from this BSc, the programme will link with the Special Constabulary and will have a large degree of input from Police Scotland, including in the lecture content, the structure of the course and through supporting the students in placements.