The BA Criminology is an exciting degree which will allow you to understand the impact that crime and criminal behaviour have on societies across the world, and explore some of the challenges that face today's criminal justice systems. Understanding the causes and consequences of crime will enable you to contribute to discussions about how some of these problems might be remedied. Under the guidance of our extensive team of criminology experts, you will develop the necessary analytical skills to assess complex data related to experiences of criminality. You will also have the opportunity to take part in field trips and discussions with professionals to gain a real insight into how criminological knowledge is applied in a variety of sectors. Studying a specialised degree in Criminology will enable you to develop skills relevant to a variety of key professions concerned with criminal justice and crime reduction, including the police, prisons, offender management, youth justice and victimisation. **Aims** The course aims to provide you with a knowledge and understanding of criminology and related disciplines at a breadth and depth appropriate to a first degree qualification. More generally, the course imparts an understanding of criminality and the institutions of criminal justice within their social, economic and political context and seeks to promote an appreciation of the role of justice and the `rule of law' in the criminal justice system. We provide you with the opportunity to develop specialised knowledge and skills in certain areas of criminology and socio-legal studies. An important feature of the Manchester single honours course is the emphasis on understanding data analysis and research methodologies (qualitative and quantitative) - together with how theory, research and practice can combine effectively. **Special Features** **Learning Criminology Inside** In the final year of your BA Criminology degree you will have the opportunity to participate in `Learning Criminology Inside'. This initiative enables you to take your weekly seminars in a local prison to study a final year option alongside prison-based students. **Legal Advice Centre** Gain insights into the legal profession, whilst helping members of the public with real life legal issues by volunteering at the Legal Advice Centre. The School's Legal Advice Centre offers pro bono legal advice to the public, university staff and students. It is sponsored by major city firms and supported by the University of Law solicitors and barristers who are quality marked by the Legal Services Commission. The Centre aim to provide practical experience for our students who are supervised by legal practitioners, and to offer a reliable service to its clients, who seek help with their legal problems and in many circumstances have nowhere else to obtain legal advice. More about the Legal Advice Centre **Societies** Benefit from unique experiences, networking and professional development opportunities by getting involved with one of the School's many student societies. More about student societies **Study Abroad** Gain experience of another culture as well as valuable overseas connections by studying abroad as part of your degree. Students will be able to apply for the International Exchange programme between years 2 and 3 of their degree. Terms and conditions apply.