BA (Hons)

Criminology and Sociology*

The BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology is a three year undergraduate degree that takes an in-depth look at the fascinating and diverse subject of criminology combined with the analysis of wider social processes through the discipline of sociology in relation to current issues. This course critically explores areas such as urbanisation, migration, gender, ethnicity and globalisation. If you are interested in how current societies and the global order is constructed, maintained and challenged by individuals and groups this is a great course to allow you to explore these areas in more detail.

*subject to academic approval

 

 

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: BBC

GCSE: English Language & Maths grade c/4 or above, or equivalent

Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.

Full requirements

Next start date

September 2020

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UCAS

 

UCAS code

D3M9 (Full-time 3 year)

D3MM (Foundation 4 year)

 

Institution code

L17

 

Short name

LAW

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Course Details

Full-time three year Criminology and Sociology

This three year degree programme has been designed by practising criminologists to enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of cutting-edge criminological and sociological concepts and theories, and to apply them to current socio-economic policies and conditions.

We’ve designed this course to deliver a high level of face-to-face tuition so that you can get plenty of support while you develop a critical understanding of criminology and sociology in relation to current issues. Some of the areas that you’ll get to focus on include urbanisation, embodiment, family, globalisation, migration and marginalisation.

The diversity of the programme content on this course means that you’ll have an excellent grounding to enter a wide variety of fields after graduation. It is also a strong basis for further postgraduate study, should you wish to study further and specialise in one of the areas that you’ve learned about.

Foundation Year (Four year)

You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start this course. This introductory year focuses on developing an understanding of the legal sector and the key skills required to undertake the three year degree. The Foundation Year involves studying six modules to develop the necessary skills and introduce students to key concepts to enable progression onto our three year degrees.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Citizenship
  • Academic and Report Writing
  • Numeracy in Context

Semester 2

  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Foundations of Law
  • Foundations of Social Science

Semester 1

  • Cybercrime
  • Sociology of Embodiment
  • Sociology of the Family

Semester 2

  • Sociology of Religion and Belief Systems
  • Youth, Culture and Controls
  • Zemiology (Social Harms)

Semester 1

  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation/Research Project

Semester 2

Choose three*:

  • Marginalisation
  • Migration
  • Terrorism
  • The City and Globalisation

*All options are indicative and subject to availability.

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Legal Personnel & Principles
  • Academic & Report Writing
  • Numeracy

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Public/Private Law
  • Citizenship and the Law
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Course Start Dates

  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.

Please note: These documents are still being developed, please check back at a later date to get a full breakdown of the dates for this course.

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At the end of each semester you’ll get a week for revision before two weeks of assessments.

Exams: Two hours, ten multiple choice questions and two long-form questions

Coursework: Essay, project report or portfolio

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We run mock assessments to allow you to practise before too.

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You must pass each module to be awarded your degree. A pass mark is 40% and above.

70%                  1

60-69%             2.1

50-59%             2.2

40-49%             3

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Applications for all our undergraduate courses are open.

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UK/EU students per year: £9,250
International students per year: £13,750

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