This course allows you to study and work with the issues that affect children and young people across society while developing your understanding of criminology. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? On this course you will examine the lives of children and young people aged 8 to 18 at a local and global level to earn a relevant qualification youth justice. This will empower you to work with them effectively and make a positive impact on their lives. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE As a combined honours degree, you will spend two-thirds of your time within your home department; the School of Education and Childhood Studies, where your focus will be on the developmental contexts of children and young people, drawing on education, psychology, health and social perspectives. Your remaining time will be studying within the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University, where you will learn about crime punishment and rehabilitation. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students who want to understand and work in the world of 21st-century young people while developing their understanding of criminology and how the two subjects relate. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED This combined course allows you to develop a blend of skills and knowledge in working with children and young people in a variety of settings including youth intervention work. You can study units that allow you to progress to postgraduate professional training in probation. AFTER THE COURSE Students studying this course have the option to take the 4 prerequisite units for postgraduate Probation training, which you can study at Portsmouth as well, and qualify as a Probation officer. This degree offers excellent preparation for employment within the Probation and Youth Justice fields. Many of our graduates have pursued various roles within the probation service, youth justice, social work and teaching services.