BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

Award BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology†
UCAS Code D3M9
Locations Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester
Duration 3 Years (full-time)/4 Year (with Foundation Year)
Next Start 4 Year Degree with Foundation Year† starts September 2019
3 Year Degree† starts September 2020
Course Fees, per year £9,250 (UK/EU) / £13,500 (International)
 

Further information on course fees

†Subject to approval


Full-Time (Three Years)

This three year degree programme has a high level of face-to-face tuition, including delivery by practising criminologists and will enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of cutting edge criminology and sociology concepts and theories and apply this to current socio-economic policies and conditions.

You will develop a critical understanding of criminology and sociology in relation to current issues such as urbanisation, embodiment, family, globalisation, migration and marginalisation.

The diversity of the programme we are offering will allow students to enter a wide variety of fields after graduation as well as being an excellent basis for the postgraduate study.

You will learn through a variety of group sessions, workshops, digital media and a wide range of learning resources, completing a dissertation in your final year or a research project and research methods module. In addition to your knowledge of criminology and sociology, you will gain a wide range of analytical, research, problem-solving and communication skills, which are in high demand by employers.

With foundation year
(Four years)

Locations       Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester

UCAS Code    D3MM

The first year is a foundation year, which focuses on developing an understanding of the legal sector and the key skills required to undertake the BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology degree. The subsequent three years then follow our full-time course.


Course Content

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Set Modules

Foundations of Criminology

Foundations of Sociology

Contemporary Criminology

Contemporary Sociology

Feminist Sociology

Media, Crime and Control

 

Cybercrime

Sociology of Embodiment

Sociology of the Family

Sociology of Religion and Belief Systems

Youth, Culture and Controls

Zemiology (The Crimes of the Powerful and the Victimisation of the Poor)

Research Methods

Dissertation/Research Project

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Modules

 

 

Choose three modules from:

Marginalisation

Migration (Criminalisation of the Movement of People: Refugees)

Terrorism

The City and Globalisation


Course Structure

Each year is made up of two semesters consisting of 12 teaching weeks and one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete assessments. You will study a total of 18 modules over the three years of the course.

  • Year 1: 31 study weeks including a one-week induction
  • Year 2: 30 study weeks
  • Year 3: 30 study weeks

Assessment

Assessments are spread out throughout the duration of the course, rather than having lots of exams at the end of the year. This means at the end of each semester, you have a revision/consolidation week followed by two weeks for assessment in each module.

Method of assessment

A range of assessment methods will be used across the programme; these include invigilated unseen examinations, written coursework assignments, and a dissertation module. This variety of assessment techniques reflects the diversity of the curriculum and enables students a greater chance of success; by offering a variety of assessment methods, we aim to remove barriers to students who may find that more traditional ways of assessment do not truly reflect their abilities.

Your degree classification

You must pass each module to be awarded your degree. The pass mark for each subject is 40%.

In calculating the overall average, for purposes of deciding the degree classification, the assessments are weighted as below.

 

Weighted average Degree classification
70% and above 1
60-69% 2.1
50-59% 2.2
40-49% 3

Course Fees

UK/EU Course Fee per year

£9,250

International course fees per year

£13,500

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