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Course Essentials

Are you looking to pursue a career in criminology and sociology? Do you often find yourself asking questions like: How does crime impact on society? And, how does society aim to control crime’s causes and consequences? If so, a BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology Degree from Arden University could be ideal for you.

Our BA (Hons) Degree in Criminology and Sociology, from the School of Law and Social Science, will help you learn the answers to your 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 Criminology and Sociology university course can be studied at a time and place that suits you and provides you with all the course materials, tutorials and support you'll need, completely online.

Studying both Criminology and Sociology at 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.


Fast-Track your career with a free master’s

As part of our commitment to your ongoing career development, we recently launched our Fast-Track Your Career promise. This offer means you can pursue your master’s degree with us completely free of charge once you’ve successfully completed your bachelor’s studies. The Fast-Track Your Career free master’s offer is available to all Arden Distance Learning undergraduate students who enrolled with us from September 2016 up until 30th September 2021, and is available to students from all countries and regions who meet our master’s degree entry requirements.



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
L403
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology & Sociology
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Online
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

With our Criminology and Sociology BA Honours Degree, you'll 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.

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.

Modules

Level 4

  • Effective 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 may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Criminology & Sociology Programme Specification.

To be eligible for Arden's Sociology and Criminology Degree online UK, 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

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted
  • We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here

If you have work experience

If you don’t fulfil the entry criteria, your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

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 £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, 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.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, 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 Sociology and Criminology Degree from Arden University can offer 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

After completing your Criminology and Sociology Degree. you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further Postgraduate study. If you choose to continue your studies with Arden and enrol on our MSc Psychology (BPS), you'll receive a discount!

Next steps

Applying for this Criminology and Sociology 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 and Sociology BA Honours Degree, you'll 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.

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.

Modules

Level 4

  • Effective 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 may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Criminology & Sociology Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for Arden's Sociology and Criminology Degree online UK, 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

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted
  • We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here

If you have work experience

If you don’t fulfil the entry criteria, your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

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 £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, 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.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, 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 Sociology and Criminology Degree from Arden University can offer 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

After completing your Criminology and Sociology Degree. you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further Postgraduate study. If you choose to continue your studies with Arden and enrol on our MSc Psychology (BPS), you'll receive a discount!

Next steps

Applying for this Criminology and Sociology 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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