**BSc (Hons) Criminology with Foundation Year** **Go behind the headlines to examine why people commit crime, the social impact of crime and the effectiveness of sentencing and punishment. If you start your BSc (Hons) Criminology with a Foundation Year, you’ll have a solid platform for academic and career success.** **Why choose this course?** We have a great reputation for teaching Criminology: ranked Top 20 in the Guardian League Table 2018 and winning the National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology. Our focus on the real-world challenges facing the justice and penal system sets you apart in the graduate jobs market. **Is this course for you?** Taking a Foundation Year is a smart move if you don’t feel quite ready or lack the entry requirements to join our honours degree directly. You’ll gain a grounding in study skills, law, sociology, psychology, philosophy and political studies so you can complete the full BSc (Hons) in four years. **How you will learn** You’re encouraged to challenge established beliefs and develop your own research interests. You can even construct a bespoke final year, selecting from pathways in working with offenders; criminal investigations; international criminology; or criminology theory and practice. **Opportunities and experiences** Dynamic learning experiences have seen our students go on fieldtrips to courts and prisons; investigate miscarriages of justice; undertake riot training with the constabulary; and explore criminology in locations from Alcatraz to Hollywood. **Careers and employability** Your wide-ranging skillset will appeal to employers nationally and internationally. BSc (Hons) Criminology opens doors to careers with the police, Crown Prosecution Service, courts, probation and prison services, and voluntary organisations working with offenders or victims.