This degree develops key skills to analyse and research criminal behaviour, crime control strategies, victimology, media, society and popular culture. You will be taught by leading researchers and lecturers and a range of joint honours combinations are available. Career-enhancing employability workshops and competitive study abroad opportunities are available along with outstanding training in social research methods. We are ranked in the top five in the UK for research power and outputs, based on the volume and quality of our research (REF 2014). Consider what are the connections between crime and person’s wellbeing? Do those who are more disadvantaged commit more crimes? Are societies that are more equal less prone to crime? How does crime affect the wellbeing of its perpetrators and victims? The BSc Social Policy and Criminology degree allows you to address issues such as these. It allows students to explore how social inequalities shape criminal behaviour and vice versa, and how the welfare state and criminal justice system interact in dealing with these issues. The degree offers a high degree of flexibility allowing you to develop your own specialist research interests in the second and third years. Its prepares graduates for a career in a range of sectors, particularly in the management, planning and delivery of social and public services, as well as the criminal justice sector. It also offers an excellent foundation for professional training and postgraduate study.