You’ll develop a critical understanding of how social issues such as inequality, poverty, power, and marginalisation are of key importance to the role that police and policing plays within society. We’ll show you how the role of the police extends far beyond the maintenance of law and order, and we’ll apply sociological theory to demonstrate how policing society extends far beyond the role of the police.
Throughout your degree, we’ll introduce you to key sociological theories and teach you to examine how these can contribute to and explain contemporary society. You’ll also explore some of the key issues facing policing, such as sexual exploitation, radicalisation, cyber-crime, and the investigation of serious violent crime.
Experience is crucial, so you’ll put theory into practice in the professional work placements you complete as part of your degree.
By the time you graduate, you’ll have the experience and knowledge you need to enter a wide variety of careers in education, social work, the charity sector, social services, teaching, and the Criminal Justice System.
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Criminology and MRes Social Research.