This course gives insight into the field of criminology whilst building an understanding of crime within its wider social context. This is a vocationally-focused course, offering you the chance to gain important hands-on experience. This course includes a foundation year, which equips you with the skills necessary to succeed in Higher Education and introduces you to the wider social context of criminology. The curriculum is at the forefront of the latest research and debate, giving you insight into today's issues, from cyber crime to neurocriminology. Once you have successfully completed the foundation year, you will move onto the degree programme, where you will gain a comprehensive insight into the field of criminology. You will gain professional experience during a work-based module. Our students typically gain this in crime-related areas such as: • youth offending • victim support • crime prevention • witness support • various policing support roles, including as special constables. As well as aiding your studies, this enhances your chances of finding relevant employment after graduation. Students also have the opportunity to travel to the United States to visit criminal justice institutions and agencies. Your degree can take you anywhere, but some of the most popular careers for graduates include the administration of justice and the police service. You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.