January intake now open - Apply by Mon 23rd Jan

Our January intake is now open for distance learning and blended learning. Apply this week to secure your place.

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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 Criminology and Sociology degree, 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. Studying both subjects 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.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
L31S
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology & Sociology
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this Criminology and 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

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

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.

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

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

For this Criminology and Sociology 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.

YouYou 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.

Year 1 (Level 4)

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

Year 2 (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

Year 3 (Level 6)

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

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 Fees & Funding

Fees

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.

Other options include:

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, 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

Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

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.

Careers Impact

Graduating with a degree in Criminology and Sociology 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

Where you go after your 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
  • HR
  • Central and local government
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • Advertising

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.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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