This course offers a historical and contemporary study of criminology and criminal justice studies, drawing on multiple disciplines. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will join the debates surrounding responses to crime, and its causes, in one of Britain's largest criminology departments. You will be able to tailor your course to your interests thanks to a wide range of academic specialists, to access our partnerships with police, probation and criminal justice bodies, and to take a professional counter-fraud qualification or the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing as part of your study. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You will engage with and evaluate current critical issues, such as the causes and responses to miscarriages of justice, with academic staff at the forefront of research in the sector. You may work with projects such as the University's Criminal Justice Clinic, which offers opportunities for students to be involved in experiential learning, real world research, case work and proposals for reform of the criminal justice system. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students who want to explore the subject of criminology and to understand the ways in which practitioners in the field of criminal justice operate. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You may benefit from work experience through our placement schemes in the UK and through the Erasmus scheme, drawing on the University's wide network of relevant organisations, or from discussions with our panel of recent graduates working in the criminal justice sector. AFTER THE COURSE You will be well equipped to embark upon a diverse range of career choices in criminal justice roles, including policing, crime analysis or probation, or working with local authorities, charities or private industry. You will also have a strong grounding for postgraduate study in areas relating to criminal justice and criminology.