Sociologists study how society is created and how human beings form social relationships. A major challenge to society is ‘crime’. Criminology examines ‘crime’ and ‘deviance’, and the processes through which the criminal justice system responds to these phenomena. Studying Criminology and Sociology at St Mary’s will provide you with a sound understanding of the key conceptual issues involved in the study of society, crime and criminal justice. Our concern for social justice takes you beyond ‘official’ or ‘administrative’ criminology to wider issues of social and environmental harm and human rights. This programme will develop your critical awareness skills, and introduce you to the nature and scope of research, both in the field and as a process of information generation. You will also be able to connect to key institutions and practitioners. The degree provides you with a number of benefits such as field visits, portfolio surgeries, guest speakers and workshops.