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Graduate careers in Criminology
Our Criminology graduates are in demand for a wide range of roles throughout the private, public and voluntary sectors. The skills you’ll learn in critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving are highly valued by employers and will give you the edge in the job market.
Criminology can give you a career in areas such as:
- the police
- social work
- prison service
- the civil service
- human rights agencies
- regulatory fields
- criminal justice
- marketing or lobby groups
- central and local government
- court services
- security services
- non-profit-making organisations, including the NHS, educational institutions and charities that work with young offenders or victims of crime
Criminology research is carried out in the Faculty of Social Science. Underlining the expertise of our staff, we scored highly in the recent Research Excellence Framework 2021 – a UK-wide assessment of universities’ research output. In the Social Work and Social Policy unit of assessment, we ranked 3rd in Scotland and top 25 in the UK – with 100% of our research environment and 88% of our research deemed world leading or internationally excellent.
The Crime and Justice Research Group
Research activities are focused thematically around four key areas:
- contested concepts and identities
- criminal justice - systems and processes
- critical social and criminological theory
- organised crime
Our research findings have been shared widely, making significant contributions to knowledge and informing policy and practice development within Scotland and internationally.
We work with policymakers, practitioners, communities and the public to collaboratively build just societies.
Our research group and the Faculty of Social Sciences co-host the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), a partnership between the Universities of Glasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh, and Strathclyde.
We also host the Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research (SACASR) and are a member of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) consortium.