Do you want to delve into the causes of crime? Are you fascinated by the inner-workings of the Criminal Justice System? Choose Criminology with Police Studies to immerse yourself in the field of criminology, while learning about the key issues relating to the policing profession. You’ll explore a range of subjects relating to both disciplines, from police investigation, policing sexual exploitation and community policing to debates about rehabilitation and punishment. The modules you study will help you to understand the theories that have informed the disciplines of criminology and police studies. You’ll also develop your research skills by working on research projects. Your employability is our biggest priority, so we offer a range of modules that will prepare you for a variety of careers. You’ll also put theory into practice during your professional work placements. We have great links with employers in the fields of criminology and police studies, which will give you the chance to gain degree-relevant work experience. By the time you finish your studies, we aim to have helped you to become a confident, articulate, knowledgeable and critical graduate with a set of transferable skills that will make you ready for a range of graduate roles. **Graduate opportunities** Your degree will give you the knowledge and transferable skills for careers in the police and associated policing professions, education, social work, the third sector, social services, youth offending teams, and a variety of roles within the Criminal Justice System. You could also consider postgraduate study within the field of criminology. **Placement opportunities** We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You’ll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months’ professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. You’ll complete a five-week professional work placement in your first year and a six-week professional work placement in your second year. We’ll work with you to find a placement that gives you experience in the type of role you’d like to work in, whether that’s with a charity, in a school, on a community project, in a youth setting or working with victim support organisations.