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Course summary

Sociologists are interested in how society is created and in how human beings form social relationships and interact with each other. They are especially keen to understand the social world in greater depth and challenge common sense assumptions. Criminology is a related discipline that examines 'crime' and 'deviance', and the processes through which the criminal justice system responds to these phenomena. Studying criminology and sociology at Salford will provide you with a sound understanding of the key conceptual and substantive issues involved in the study of society, crime and criminal justice. This course will develop your critical awareness skills, and introduce you to the nature and scope of research, both in the field and as a process of information generation. You will also be able to connect to key institutions and practitioners.


Your first year of study will include modules such as Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Crime and Society and Thinking Sociologically. You will also be introduced to both the nature and scope of research within criminology. During your second year, modules will include Theoretical Criminology, Understanding the Social World Media, Crime and Justice and Prisons and Punishment. You will also have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of selected topics by choosing three optional modules. Your third year will include modules such as Human Rights, Citizenship and Struggle, Extended Essays and Work: Practice and Reflection.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

Grade A-C GCSE English and Maths required alongside of the UCAS Tariff Points.

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Criminology and Sociology at University of Salford - UCAS