Explore issues facing us in the 21st century relating to crime and criminal justice. Develop research and data handling skills relevant to a range of careers. Criminology gives you a deep insight into the theories of crime, justice and punishment, by drawing on multiple perspectives and disciplines. With a strong global focus, you’ll explore crime and related topics from around the world, looking at everything from human rights and terrorism, to social justice, contemporary social problems, and the globalisation of crime. You’ll gain knowledge of how criminal justice agencies work and interact, how criminal justice policy is created, and how policing, courts and prisons present new and pressing challenges for today’s world. As well as a strong theoretical grounding, the course equips you with solid practical skills in critical enquiry, research and data. Studying at Bath means you’ll get to work with a leading team of criminal justice researchers and criminologists, with significant global expertise. There’s also the chance to hone your skills further by doing a placement year in a relevant setting. This course will particularly appeal if you’re strong on critical thinking. The skills and broad-based understanding you go away with will set you up well for diverse careers, whether you decide to go into the criminal justice or legal sector, a third sector organisation or another field.