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BA Criminology / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

Career opportunities

We have an excellent reputation for employability, we are currently the joint most targeted university by top graduate recruiters in the UK.

Our graduates pursue a variety of careers, including:

  • criminal justice system-related professions;
  • police and offender management (eg Probation Service);
  • community justice;
  • national intelligence and security agencies;
  • charity and voluntary sector organisations;
  • government; and
  • teaching.

The BA Criminology programme has employability skills embedded throughout.

You have access to specialist careers events covering a broad range of professions, and provide opportunities for you to meet professionals working in criminal justice related areas

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .  

Solicitors Qualifying Exam preparation

The Law School has partnered with a global legal education provider, BARBRI , to offer our students and alumni a comprehensive preparation programme for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). This partnership creates a pathway to qualification as a solicitor and means that you will benefit from BARBRI's industry-leading legal education to prepare to pass the SQE.

The SQE Prep courses will begin at The University of Manchester from Summer 2021, in preparation for the first SQE exams in November 2021. They are available to both law graduates and those with a non-legal background.

We will be offering the prep courses at least twice per year on a full-time and part-time basis to support those working alongside their studies.