BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
|Award||BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology†|
|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)|
†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
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.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
Foundations of Criminology
Foundations of Sociology
Media, Crime and Control
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)
Choose three modules from:
Migration (Criminalisation of the Movement of People: Refugees)
The City and Globalisation
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
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|
UK/EU Course Fee per year
International course fees per year