**Why choose this course?** The criminology and sociology programme provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to understand and engage with the contemporary world and some of the challenges it presents. The sociological part of the course encompasses a broad understanding of the social world, from face to face interactions and behaviour in everyday life, to the organisation and operation of institutions and social groups, via the dynamics of social change at local and global levels. This content provides an excellent knowledge-base for you to engage with crime and antisocial behaviour, victimisation and responses to crime, the criminological elements of the course. As part of the course you'll see how the content applies to real life situations, through field work like court observations, empirical research, case study analysis, and hearing practicing guest speakers. You can also volunteer at organisations aligned to the programme, like victim support helplines, advocacy groups, justice campaign organisations and welfare charities.