Throughout the course you will explore theories and approaches to understanding 'Criminology' and 'Criminal Justice', with the chance to take modules related to policing, punishment, youth crime and youth justice, and gendered violence.
This course also develops your skills as a social scientist through modules such as quantitative and qualitative research methods'. You will apply these skills to analysing research carried out in criminal justice institutions including the criminal courts, the police, probation and prison services.
Around 9 out of 10 students on Sunderland's social studies courses agree that teaching staff are 'good at explaining things' and 'enthusiastic about what they teach', according to the National Student Survey.
88% of graduates from our social science courses enter employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to the 2010 Destination of Higher Education Leavers Survey. Potential employers include the traditional agencies related to the criminal justice system as well as a growing number of charities, social enterprises and educational organisations.