BA Criminology with International Study / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

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Career opportunities

Criminology is a varied and inspiring subject. The transferable skills you develop during your time with us will set you up for a number of career paths you may not even have considered.

Our degree has an excellent reputation for employability and 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.

Our extensive Criminology Careers Programme will provide you with all the skills you need to pursue a career in criminology and criminal justice. This includes Criminology Question Time, which gives you the opportunity to learn from, and network with panellists from the police, probation, intelligence analysing and the third sector.

We offer a specialist careers and employability programme with regular workshops delivered by practitioners and in-house specialists including the business of law, civil procedure, CV application support, mock interviews and meet the professionals.

Studying abroad widens your horizons, gives a unique intercultural experience, allows you to build an international network and enhances employability. Returning students often describe their year abroad as the best time of their degree.

Find out more about  careers and employability support and  criminology-related careers

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.