How are societies organised? How and why are certain kinds of behaviour categorised as a crime? How does social change due to globalisation or financial crisis impact on crime and our responses to it? You’ll address questions like this on our joint honours BA Criminology and Sociology, by studying a variety of modules from both subjects. This degree will broaden and deepen your understanding of crime, victimisation and crime control, as well as your appreciation of the broader social and cultural contexts in which they occur. You can tailor your degree to your interests and career goals through optional modules that examine subjects like policing, gender, social media, cults and migration. You can also enhance your CV by studying abroad at a partner institution in locations like the Netherlands, Singapore or the USA. You will graduate with a strong academic foundation and the transferable skills and confidence you need to stand out to employers as you start your career.
In the first year, you will explore significant traditions and ideas in the disciplines of sociology and criminology in your core modules. Year two will develop your understanding of the theoretical and methodological foundations of sociology and criminology. We will encourage you to explore these through core modules focusing on research design and classical and contemporary sociology. Year three provides the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through researching for and writing a dissertation on a topic of your choice. There is also a choice of optional modules allowing you to specialise in your areas of interest.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
European Baccalaureate: 77-79% overall
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.