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Course Essentials

How does crime impact on society? What does it mean to be ‘abnormal’? And how does society seek to control crime’s causes and consequences?

During our BA Honours Degree in Criminology and Sociology, you will learn the answers to these pressing questions by exploring the phenomenon of crime. You will explore its causes, consequences, enforcement and the social implications it has on society, all online through Distance Learning.

Delivered 100% online, Arden's Distance Learning Degree course can be studied at a time and place to suit you and provides you with course materials, tutorials and support, all completely online.

Studying both Criminology and Sociology with Arden University will give you an insight into the world of social values and behaviours, looking at crime in a wider social context by understanding how individuals and institutions respond to it.



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
L31S
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology & Sociology
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

With our Criminology & Sociology BA Honours Degree, you get the opportunity to explore two complementary areas of the social sciences. You will spend equal time on both disciplines.

Whilst Criminology focuses on ways to understand crime including policing and the criminal justice system, as well as an in-depth look into victims and offenders, Sociology explores social relationships and institutions, focusing on contemporary social problems.

With Arden's Distance Learning course you will get the chance to study both large-scale issues, such as poverty, inequality and social injustice, and micro-studies of the impact of social and economic change and social policies on neighbourhoods and diverse groups.

Modules

Level 4

  • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Medicalisation of the Self
  • Inequalities in the Modern World

Level 5

  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Environmental Criminology
  • Abnormality & The Deviant Other
  • Policing and Police Powers
  • Protests, Mass Movements & Rebellion

Level 6

  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice
  • Consumer Society & The Commodification of Beings
  • Insecurity & Precariousness in the Globalised World
  • Research Planning & Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

To be eligible for Arden's BA (Hons) Criminology & Sociology Degree through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme with Arden University.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Graduating with a Degree in Criminology & Sociology from Arden University can give access to a wide range of careers. You will develop a range of transferable skills that employers from a variety of institutions will value.

The key skills you can develop include:

  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Imaginative and creative thinking
  • Independent learning
  • Inter-disciplinary research
  • The ability to devise solutions to social issues
  • The presentation of research in a variety of formats

What can I do after my Criminology and Sociology Degree?

Career opportunities can be found within the specific fields of Criminology and Sociology, as well as prospects further afield, such as:

  • Social work
  • Counselling
  • Crime prevention
  • Community work
  • Court services
  • Mental Health
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Central and Local Government
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • Advertising

You may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further Postgraduate study. Continue your studies with Arden and enrol on our MSc Psychology (BPS), and receive a discount as you would have already studied with us!

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

With our Criminology & Sociology BA Honours Degree, you get the opportunity to explore two complementary areas of the social sciences. You will spend equal time on both disciplines.

Whilst Criminology focuses on ways to understand crime including policing and the criminal justice system, as well as an in-depth look into victims and offenders, Sociology explores social relationships and institutions, focusing on contemporary social problems.

With Arden's Distance Learning course you will get the chance to study both large-scale issues, such as poverty, inequality and social injustice, and micro-studies of the impact of social and economic change and social policies on neighbourhoods and diverse groups.

Modules

Level 4

  • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Medicalisation of the Self
  • Inequalities in the Modern World

Level 5

  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Environmental Criminology
  • Abnormality & The Deviant Other
  • Policing and Police Powers
  • Protests, Mass Movements & Rebellion

Level 6

  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice
  • Consumer Society & The Commodification of Beings
  • Insecurity & Precariousness in the Globalised World
  • Research Planning & Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for Arden's BA (Hons) Criminology & Sociology Degree through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme with Arden University.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

Graduating with a Degree in Criminology & Sociology from Arden University can give access to a wide range of careers. You will develop a range of transferable skills that employers from a variety of institutions will value.

The key skills you can develop include:

  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Imaginative and creative thinking
  • Independent learning
  • Inter-disciplinary research
  • The ability to devise solutions to social issues
  • The presentation of research in a variety of formats

What can I do after my Criminology and Sociology Degree?

Career opportunities can be found within the specific fields of Criminology and Sociology, as well as prospects further afield, such as:

  • Social work
  • Counselling
  • Crime prevention
  • Community work
  • Court services
  • Mental Health
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Central and Local Government
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • Advertising

You may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further Postgraduate study. Continue your studies with Arden and enrol on our MSc Psychology (BPS), and receive a discount as you would have already studied with us!

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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1. Find your perfect course

2. Apply online

3. We’ll process your application

4. Supporting your next steps

5. Accept & complete the application

6. Begin your course with an online induction

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