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employability Your Career in Criminology or Policing

We understand that launching a career in criminology or policing requires more than just academic expertise – it demands practical skills, industry insights and unwavering support. Our Employability team is committed to guiding you every step of the way towards your professional goals.

We work with many police forces to provide detailed information and insight into graduate opportunities.

Our courses prepare you for a career within the criminal justice systems, such as policing, research or youth work.

Our policing courses are licensed by The College of Policing.

Our network in Criminology and Policing

We are connected to many organisations within the criminal justice sector and work with national police forces, including City of London Police, Metropolitan Police, British Transport Police and West Midlands Police, to offer graduate opportunities. We also have an array of visiting lecturers who deliver talks and share their experience within the sector, providing insight into different career paths.

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Your Employability Roadmap

We have a programme of activities and career support designed to help you at every step of the way towards a successful career.

  • Open days and employability events: Our careers experts will be available to offer that initial support and direction. Find an event near you.
  • Access our employability and career support: If you have a conditional or unconditional offer, you can access our employability support before you start your course with us.
  • Career Finder: Use our Career Finder to find out about different careers and what skills you need to succeed in each one.
  • Connect with our Employability team: Getting started couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is email the employability services team at your campus (careers-*your campus* e.g. if you are studying at Bristol then [email protected].

Here are just some of the services our team offers and you will have access to:

  • Work experience - we provide guidance and information on organisations you can approach to gain experience in the criminal justice sector.
  • One-to-one career appointments
  • Careers workshops
  • Employer talks and events
  • Live job vacancy database

As an alumni you can benefit from ongoing career support after graduating:

  • Job vacancy database: Exclusive access to our database of job vacancies.
  • Continued careers advice.
  • Become a mentor: The opportunity to mentor current students and support the next generation.
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Pathways Careers in Criminology and Policing

Find out where our courses could take you. Browse through a selection of careers that our courses can lead to, and find out what each job entails, what skills you need and where to search for jobs.

Police Officer
Prison Officer
Probation Officer
Youth Worker

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