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Career options for criminology students

A criminology degree will set you up for a number of paths you haven't even considered.

Criminology is a diverse and fascinating subject, and the transferrable skills that you develop during your time with us will open many doors.

Throughout your degree we will highlight the skills and knowledge you will gain on each course unit help you to identify the type of career you might be most suited to.

These are just some of areas our recent criminology graduates are working in:

  • Criminal justice system related professions
  • Police and offender management (eg Probation Service)
  • Community justice
  • Youth justice
  • National intelligence and security agencies
  • Charity and voluntary sector organisations (including those involved in supporting those experiencing domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and youth offending)
  • Research organisations
  • Central and local government
  • Teaching
  • Further study or training