If you're interested in the contemporary issues affecting society in the form of crime and deviance and want to understand the causes and consequences of crime in relation to social issues, our social sciences programmes are an ideal option.
Social Sciences courses
- Applied Psychology
- Applied Psychology (with integrated foundation year)
- Criminology (with integrated foundation year)
- Criminology with Applied Psychology
- Criminology with Applied Psychology (with integrated foundation year)
- Criminology with Forensic Investigation
- Criminology with Forensic Investigation (with integrated foundation year)
- Criminology with Law
- Criminology with Law (with integrated foundation year)
- Criminology with Policing and Investigation
- Criminology with Policing and Investigation (with integrated foundation year)
- Criminology with Social Sciences
- Criminology with Social Sciences (with integrated foundation year)
- Forensic and Investigative Science
- Forensic and Investigative Science (with integrated foundation year)
- Psychology (with integrated foundation year)
Why study a Social Sciences course at the University of Cumbria?
Our growing Social Sciences portfolio currently includes Criminology with pathways, Forensic and Investigative Science and Applied Psychology. All of our programmes can open up doors for your future, including work in policing, probation, offender management, clinical health, counselling, the prison service and the full range of crime reduction and community safety agencies - as well as new and growing opportunities in the security industry.
As a student at the University of Cumbria, you’ll gain practical analytical skills that feed directly into the beginnings of a career in social and market research, with a wealth of employment opportunities in public, private and third sector organisations. You'll be taught by academics with both practical and academic experience, and will have significant input from industry practitioners, to ensure you're receiving the most up-to-date course material.
Pathway Options for Criminology
Our new pathway options have been developed to meet the increasing demand for graduates within statutory criminal justice agencies such as the police, HM Revenue and Customs, the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the probation and prison services.
You can choose to study criminology as a pure subject area or partnered with one of our pathway subjects. These include Applied Psychology, Forensic Science, Law, Policing and Investigation and Social Sciences.
All programmes come under the Criminology umbrella which offers a broad introduction to criminology as an academic discipline of vibrant, intellectual debate. This includes looking at criminal justice, sociological foundations, criminal psychology and current debates in criminological research. Within each pathway you can explore and develop further specific subject knowledge.