Put your incisive mind and probing skills to best use as a decision-maker, policy developer or in assisting in the treatment of offenders. This course helps you develop a world-class toolkit of analytical and practical skills to examine how and why people commit crime and how we, as a society, deal with criminality. By combining criminology with sociology you’ll learn how social influences help to shape lives and their relevance to prominent policy and professional debates of today. You will stand out from the crowd with a Certificate in Knowledge of Policing. You will boost your employability and gain hands-on experience by volunteering with local and national criminal justice agencies. You’ll also open doors to a career in the private, public or third sector, finding career opportunities in a diverse range of settings. * Draw on our inter-disciplinary approach to study, with a focus on contemporary issues, to gain real insight into the nature of crime, the workings of the criminal justice system and the society around you and equip yourself with the skills to bring about change. * Explore a variety of social issues with a core theme of inequality, difference and diversity, and gain a thorough understanding of the rapidly changing nature of contemporary society. * Equip yourself with in-demand skills – our graduates are highly sought after by a range of criminal justice agencies, including the police, probation, prison and youth justice services. * Stand out from the crowd with a Certificate in Knowledge of Policing – Plymouth University is one of the few universities granted Approved Provider status by the National College of Policing for this award. The Certificate is recognised by all police forces in England and Wales and the achievement will help prepare those seeking recruitment to the Police Service as a Police Constable. (Please note: the achievement does not in itself provide any guarantee of recruitment as a trainee Police Constable). * Boost your employability and gain hands-on experience by volunteering with local and national criminal justice agencies. * Open doors to a career in the private, public or third sector – highly transferable skills mean our students find career opportunities in a diverse range of settings.