Perfect for students who want to explore the phenomenon of crime and social values, this criminology and sociology degree will allow you to debate the most pressing questions facing society. Ready to start your journey to a career in social science? If so, enrolling with Arden University is your next step.
Designed to give you an insight into the world of human behaviour and crime, this course explores the causes, consequences, enforcement and social implications that crime has on modern society – preparing you to become a well-rounded, confident future professional in whichever career you decide to pursue.
With our Criminology and Dociology degree, you'll get the opportunity to explore large-scale issues such as poverty and social injustice, alongside micro-studies of social policies. While studying, you’ll focus on ways to understand crime - including policing and the criminal justice system - as well as take an in-depth look into victims and offenders.
You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete their criminology and sociology course within 3-6 years. You will undertake the following modules.
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.
That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.
Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can evidence that you have relevant work experience where you can demonstrate critical thinking and analysis skills.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.
Before enrolling onto your criminal justice course, it’s nice to know who will be teaching you. The Criminology and Sociology team is a multi-disciplinary team of experienced, qualified and enthusiastic lecturers led by Dr Gail Steptoe-Warren. The team, bring a wealth of academic experience that enhances the student journey. The use of an evidence-based approach provides students with the opportunity to develop skills that can be applied to the workplace.
This course is designed to equip you with a range of transferable skills that will allow you to understand two unique disciplines in-depth, so you’ll eventually feel confident enough to make a decision about where your future lies. You may already have a career in mind or want to enhance a career you are already pursuing, we are here to support you.
Studying a Criminology and Sociology course will open up a world of opportunity for your future. While studying, you'll cover a breadth of topics that will develop and enhance your skillset, including:
A criminology and sociology university degree will help to launch your future as a confident, forward-thinking professional, so after graduating, you’ll be spoilt for choice on which career path to go for! Some of your career options could include:
You can also go on to study at Master’s Level. Arden University offer a variety of Master’s programmes and we are developing many more. Keep looking for further developments!
Studying with Arden University is all about getting career-ready. Alongside your criminology and sociology degree, you’ll also have access to several extra online resources for professional development. You can use these to explore a specialist area of interest and to enhance your CV even further.
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to Student Support Advisors and Academic Skills Tutors who are exclusively there to help you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree.
Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies.
Got other commitments? Studying a criminology and sociology degree has never been easier. Our online learning model fits around your lifestyle, so you can study at a time and pace that works best for you.
I chose online learning because I do not currently have the capacity to attend classes as my days are full with running my household, my elderly parents’ household and tending to the needs of my 3-year-old. Online studying has been extremely helpful because it provides the flexibility I need in order to study at random times during the day or night.
How does it work?
With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your lecturers and classmates through live online forums and email.
Find out more about how Online Learning works.