**Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.** **Criminology** Crime and how to deal with it are amongst the most significant and contentious issues of our time, so it is vital that we understand this subject. Criminology is the study of crime, its causes and effects, and what we do about it. At Liverpool Hope University, you will **study how crime is defined and who defines it**, why some people commit offences, and what happens to those who commit crimes if they are caught. Criminology also studies the impact of the various agencies and organisations that deal with crime: **the police, the courts, the probation and prison services**, as well as the role of the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office. Studying Criminology enables you to focus on questions such as ‘is criminal behaviour learned or inherited?’ and ‘why are some actions defined as criminal and not others?’; ‘what is the purpose of punishment and to what extent does it deter criminal behaviour?’ Criminology is a well-established degree at Liverpool Hope and is taught by staff with considerable experience at national and international level. **Several key criminological textbooks are written by members of the department**. The Criminology team is enthusiastic and dedicated and will help you to get the most out of your degree. Criminology is **heavily focused on justice** - how it is delivered, to whom, by whom and whether or not it is effective. This reflects Liverpool Hope’s commitment to social justice both nationally and internationally. **Education** A degree in Education is a **dynamic and stimulating opportunity** to study the individual, social, and political forces that shape education, no matter where it is found or how it is delivered. If you are interested in all aspects of how and why we learn, both formally and informally, in the UK or abroad, then studying Education will challenge and excite you in equal measure. Studying Education at Liverpool Hope will help you to **develop academically as you engage with evidence and research**, professionally as you link theory to practice, preparing you for a wide variety of work contexts, and personally as you think more deeply about your own values and aspirations. Our degree will bring education to life, tackling important questions such as ‘Can education help overcome inequality in society?’ and ‘How does modern technology transform the learning and teaching experience?’. It is **structured around the four key disciplines** of education: **psychology, sociology, history, and philosophy**. Each discipline provides a different lens through which key ideas and issues in education can be understood. By studying Education at Liverpool Hope University, you will become a **Hope Education Professional**: inspired to put educational theory into practice, able to critically evaluate current policy, and willing to make a difference in the world. The degree is an ideal foundation for those who decide to go on to train to become a teacher, and a variety of other professions, at Liverpool Hope University or elsewhere.