The types of destinations of graduates from this course include police forces, the prison service, the probation service, youth justice agencies, crime and disorder reduction partnerships, the civil service, voluntary sector and non-governmental organisations, and policy or research institutions.
We have well-established links with organisations such as Northumbria Police, HM Prison Service, the Probation Service, youth offending teams, and victim support agencies. Through these links we organise a programme of guest speakers who help you relate academic theory to current trends and issues. It's all part of broadening your learning so that you're prepared not just for exams but for life.
You can switch your studies to another country for one or two semesters during the second year. You can choose from over 150 Universities in 20 countries, either English-speaking (such as Australia, Canada and the USA) or non English-speaking (such as Argentina, Brazil and Japan). This gives you an opportunity to get a broader perspective on issues of criminology and gain international experience.
It is usually possible to take a module from the University Language Scheme, which will earn credits towards your degree. The language module can be taken on top of or as part of the 120 credits needed to complete a year.
Language skills increase your international mobility and you can choose between French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese at a range of levels. If your first language is not English, please check with your tutor about entry requirements.
Staff and students talk about the benefits of the University Language Scheme:
The University of Sunderland is committed to ensuring that every student has an impressive range of opportunities to enhance their CV and gain valuable experience.
CV-enhancing opportunities include:
- Work placements
- Graduate internships
- Studying abroad
- Student Ambassador Scheme
- Starting your own business
- Student jobs and volunteering
- Careers advice
For full details, please see our Employability page.
If you have a good idea for a new business and have the dedication and motivation to make it happen, then we want to hear from you. The Enterprise Place, based on-campus at St Peter's Gate Business Centre, is the perfect environment for entrepreneurial students and graduates to turn their business ideas into reality. You will have access to free hot desk space, IT facilities, specialist advice and support and business mentors and networking opportunities.
To find out more about how we can help you start a business, please contact the University's Enterprise Team:
Tel: 0191 515 3751
Graduate Thomas talks about his achievement graduating and his experience in Sunderland: