The course is designed for those who have an interest in crime and the criminal justice system. Criminology at the University of Northampton has the distinctive approach of drawing on perspectives from the Sociology of Deviance, Criminal Psychology, History of Crime and Criminal Law. Through class discussions and independent study you will explore both theoretical and practical perspectives of crime. The course has been developed with the QAA/British Society of Criminology benchmarking criteria in mind. Field trips, volunteering, and networking opportunities provide you with valuable practical experience. This course offers a placement to single honours students within a criminal justice agency, which also allows you to carry out independent research and make valuable contacts. Criminology is a popular degree that could provide you with excellent career prospects in policing, probation work, the prison service, the Home Office, the criminal courts and postgraduate studies. Projects such as crime reduction teams drug rehabilitation programmes, youth offender teams and victim care are also viable career paths. All of your essential reading will be available from the University's Library which means that all your essential course reading materials are available for free when you start with us Join us in September 2018 and be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to one of our Open Days to find out more.