Want a career predicting, deterring and preventing criminal behaviour or in the wider criminal justice system? Our real-world degree will set you apart from the crowd. Our course – taught by dedicated and highly-qualified academics and professionals – leads to exciting career opportunities – whether in the police, prison and probation systems, community and charity organisations or government agencies. You’ll search for answers to questions around the setting of boundaries between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, explore the relationships between power, crime and social change and how, as a society, we deal with criminals in relation to the criminal justice system. **Why Choose University of Cumbria** But you won’t just ‘learn about’ criminology theoretically, you’ll apply your knowledge to real life issues and modern day problems – giving you the edge as a future expert in this fascinating subject area. And, because we work closely with organisations in the sector, we ensure that our course is current and provides you with the relevant understanding and skills that employers are looking for. - Our strong working relationship with the Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, the British Psychological Society, Law Society and a number of voluntary and commercial organisations provide you with great placement and job prospects - Taught by tutors who have first-hand experience working professionally in fields such as psychology, policing, substance misuse and law - Small class sizes mean we get to know you as an individual to give you personalised support - Practical and work-based sessions will prepare you for your future career - Constantly evolving course to reflect new forms of crime and the challenges they present to the criminal justice system and law enforcement agencies - Tutors regularly contribute to national and international research and policy debates, so you get up-to-date learning on key issues in the study of criminolgy and social science - Access to simulation facilities, including our mock ‘crime house’ - Take part in realistic-staged major incidents, such as our Operation Blackstock, to get hands-on experience - Study in Carlisle, only 30 minutes from 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 outside of your studies You’ll gain a solid grounding in academic, research, analytical and problem-solving skills, which can take you into a wide range of careers. So if you’re looking for a combined Criminology and Social Science degree that will develop your employability skills and give you career flexibility across a range of sectors, this is it.