At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. Our Law and Criminology programme provides a strong foundation for those interested in developing their understanding of, and building towards a career in, criminal justice and related areas. Keele's research experience in these fields will enable you to study relevant and research-led modules from each discipline to build an intellectually exciting programme that will encourage you to think critically about the world. You will explore questions such as: what are the relationships between the courts and other branches of criminal justice? How does the law influence policing, the prison system or the rehabilitation of offenders? How can criminal justice agencies both punish offenders and uphold their human rights? Alongside studying a variety of perspectives on law and developing your legal skills, you'll also develop a strong understanding of crime, its relationship to society, and the criminal justice system. You'll learn about the causes of crime and official and unofficial responses to it. Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. You will have the opportunity to take part in mooting (practising oral arguments), client interviewing, and to work as a Community Legal Companion, within the innovative CLOCK programme pioneered at Keele. You may also be able to apply for opportunities to gain hands-on experience through volunteering in the community and/or work experience with external agencies who work in criminal justice or resettlement. These opportunities will strengthen and diversify your skills, experience and your CV. You may choose a career in local or national government, the voluntary sector, in the police, probation or prison services, in social work and community care, crime reduction and community safety, or in occupations concerned with the regulation of the environment, public health, financial services and the tax and benefits system.