Work experience

We offer a range of work experience and volunteering opportunities to our Criminology students.

Work Experience Placements

The Law School has strong links with third sector organisations operating in the field of criminal justice, allowing us to offer volunteering and work experience placements to our Criminology students. Placement opportunities include a number of organisations that work in alliance across Greater Manchester to provide support to women at all stages of the Criminal Justice System. The placements can either be linked to the dissertation based modules offered within the curriculum curriculum or undertaken on an extra-curricular basis to gain vital work experience and skills that will boost CV’s and help kick start careers.

Students are also supported in finding work experience placement by our Faculty placements officer who specialises in finding placements, internships, and work experience for all social science students.

Working with classified police data

Lancaster University Criminology students have a unique and exciting opportunity to work with classified police data on offenders, victims, and crimes. Students who take the optional third year 'Criminal Justice Research' module work alongside the police in understanding and addressing key priorities in effective policing.

Work experience bursaries

The Law School also has a scholarship fund to assist Criminology students in gaining work experience. Students can apply for money to support themselves whilst on placement, through assisting with accommodation fees, travel costs and the like.

Placement Year

The University offers students the opportunity to extend their degree to 4 years by undertaking a placement year in which they spend a year working with an organisation or business in a field of their choosing. This could be an organisation related to criminal justice or something entirely outside of the field.  The year in industry offer students a fantastic opportunity to develop their practical skills and knowledge of the industry or sector they wish to work within.