With an increase in the demand for graduates within statutory criminal justice agencies such as the police, the National Crime Agency, the probation and prison services – there’s never been a better time to kick-start a career in the wider criminal justice sector. Our unique course has been designed so you can fuse these two elements of crime together learning not just how and why crime is committed, but the policing and investigation of crime. Our foundation year will help you reach the right level for taking the rest of the degree, building a solid foundation of skills from which to expand upon. **Why Choose University of Cumbria** Practical learning sessions are fundamental to our course, whether you’re learning about the nature and causes of crime, policing in society, criminal law and evidence, or police investigations, 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 require. - 100% of students say they are satisfied with the course (NSS 2017) - Our close 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 - Volunteering opportunities, from the Special Constabulary to Youth Offending, to boost your CV and stand you out from the crowd - Taught by academic tutors, some who are former or current practising professionals, including: crime scene investigators, forensic psychologists and police officers - Small class sizes will see you get personal guidance and tutor support - Our tutors are involved in national and international research projects - 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 - We'll help you develop all the academic, research, analytical and problem-solving skills needed for modern investigations From your base in Carlisle, 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, so you’ll never be stuck for something to do. So, if you’re looking for a modern course that will enable you to grasp the skills employers are looking for, then this course is for you.