This course is an exciting opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of two of the key disciplines in the field of social sciences, thus allowing you to extend your future employment opportunities. The programme is a broad-based social science degree that will enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of societies, crime and how both develop in the global arena. Criminology and Sociology today, as disciplines, cover traditional areas such as inequality, social stratification, deviance and punishment, but also more contemporary fields such as terrorism, environmentalism, global politics, sexuality and childhood studies. Your studies will provide you with a wide range of knowledge and understanding in contemporary sociological theory and practice combined with a thorough understanding of the various approaches for responding to and explaining crime. By utilising a range of disciplinary approaches and experienced academics it allows you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations. Work experience in criminological and sociological settings can be difficult to get - you often need experience to gain experience! Our professional work placements provide you with the opportunity to work in an area of your choice through our great links with local employers. In addition, you also have the opportunity to spend a semester at one of our international partner institutions.