A degree in social sciences and humanities, focused on the criminal justice system, equips you with specialist expertise and generic transferable skills, including:

  • An understanding of crime
  • An appreciation of the values and workings of the legal system
  • The ability to judge and evaluate evidence
  • Research skills, data collection and analysis
  • IT skills

Visit the Prospects website to review your career options with a criminal justice degree.

There are a number of jobs that are directly related to your degree:

There are also a range of jobs where the subject content of your degree would be useful:

Many criminal justice graduates start their careers in central and local government or non-profit-making organisations, as well as in educational institutions and the private sector.

Useful sources of work placements, vacancies and information

Professional bodies and related associations