Throughout the course you will explore theories and approaches to understanding 'Criminology' and 'Criminal Justice', with the opprtunity to study modules relating to policing, punishment, youth crime and youth justice, and gendered violence.
This course also develops your skills as a social scientist through teaching you the philosophies and methods which are used in social research. You will apply these skills to analysing research carried out in criminal justice institutions including the criminal courts, the police, probation and prison services. You will have the time to voluntarily undertake placements in these areas outside of core teaching hours, with the help and support of Sunderland Futures.
95% of our students in the NSS 2015 said they were satisfied with the Criminology Programme and 100% of our students said that staff had made the subject interesting
The flexibility of combinations and the availability of a wide range of subjects offered at the University of Sunderland is unparalleled.
Combined subjects in Criminology at Sunderland provides students with a challenging programme of modules that examine theoretical perspectives on crime and criminality and contemporary issues and challenges within criminal justice. In addition to a strong theoretical thread of modules that run throughout the programme, students have the opportunity to take advantage of three strong subject specific pathways that build throughout the programme; policing and punishment, youth crime and justice, and gender and gendered violence, therefore enabling students to specialise and build expertise in relation to theory and practice.
Students benefit from studying a structured programme of research methods modules delivered at all stages of the degree which significantly enhances data analysis and management skills invaluable to employers working within the criminal justice sector, and in other public services.
Staff and students talk about the benefits of studying a combined subjects programme at the University of Sunderland: