501–600 th
World University Rankings 2020
101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2019
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
8 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies with Law

Put your incisive mind and probing skills to best use as a decision-maker, policy developer or in assisting in the treatment of offenders. This course helps you develop the analytical and practical skills to examine how and why people commit crime and how we as a society deal with criminality. You’ll also develop your legal skills, studying the English legal system and method, law in context and choices from a wide range of other legal subjects. You will boost your employability and gain hands-on experience by volunteering with local and national criminal justice agencies. You’ll also be eligible for entry into our Graduate Diploma in Law programme, enabling you to convert your degree to a 'qualifying' law degree. * Make a difference – draw on our inter-disciplinary approach to study, with a focus on contemporary issues, to gain real insight into the nature of crime, the workings of the criminal justice system and the society around you, and equip yourself with the skills to bring about change. * Equip yourself with in-demand skills – our graduates are highly sought after by a range of criminal justice agencies, including the police, probation, prison and youth justice services or find careers as paralegals and legal executives. * Boost your employability and gain hands-on experience by volunteering with local and national criminal justice agencies. * Open doors to a career in the private, public or third sector – highly transferable skills mean you’ll find career opportunities in a diverse range of settings. * Your Law minor means you’ll be eligible for entry into our Graduate Diploma in Law programme, enabling you to convert your degree to a 'qualifying' law degree. * To complement your formal learning we offer regular PALS sessions that provide the opportunity for you to learn with and from your peers. Share knowledge, discuss ideas, and ask questions in a relaxed and friendly environment. * An optional placement year enhances your career prospects. With the help of a dedicated placement team seek a placement with a criminology and criminal justice system related agency and boost your employability.