Our unique course has been designed so you can study criminology alongside forensic science - a perfect course if you have an enquiring mind. You'll fuse these two elements of crime solving together, learning not just how crimes are committed, but the motivating factors behind them – bolstering your skills and knowledge for a career in the wider criminal justice sector. **Why Choose University of Cumbria** Practical learning sessions are fundamental to our course, whether you’re learning about social science, psychology or criminological approaches, you’ll be doing it hands-on to apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios. We’ve got simulation facilities, including a mock ‘crime house’ and realistic-staged major incidents, so you get a firm grasp of the skills that employers will demand. You’ll be within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies. - Use the same facilities operated by professionals in the field – including the latest crime-lite technologies, evidence enhancement techniques and recovery processes - Work in state-of-the-art specialist laboratories to develop crucial skills for your future within the criminal justice sector - Small class sizes will see you get personal guidance and tutor support - Taught by academic tutors, some who are former or current practicing professionals, including crime scene investigators, forensic psychologists and police officers - Our tutors are involved in national and international research projects - Our great links with the Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, the British Psychological Society, Law Society and a number of voluntary and commercial organisations provides you with great placement and job prospects - May be eligible for Associate membership of the Forensic Science Society when you graduate - Flexible modules so you carve the course to suit your future career path - Possibility of part time study to fit in with other commitments or professional responsibilities - Volunteering opportunities to boost your CV and stand you out from the crowd You’ll be able to gain a firm grasp of how the criminal justice system works from the crime scene to court, including how to recover, store and present evidence. So, for a degree to lead you into a career as a police officer, crime scene investigator or in the wider criminal justice system, this is the course for you.