This degree opens up a diverse range of career paths, including:
- advice work
- community development
- the crown prosecution service
- human resources
- local government
- mental health support and drug rehabilitation
- the police and prison services
- refugee and victim support
- social research
- social and youth work.
You might use your degree to access a law conversion course, to qualify as a solicitor or barrister, while many students choose to progress to masters courses.
Outside of criminal justice and legal professions, typical employers include:
- banks and insurance companies
- the NHS
- educational institutions
- HR departments
- local and central government.
Some of these career paths relate directly to criminology and law, others draw upon the graduate skills that you’ll acquire. This degree does not provide direct entry to the career fields listed, but it may ease access and increase your employability in relation to them, and it enhances prospects for progression once you are qualified to enter them.