Criminology and Sociology at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

Calling on a wide range of disciplines, from law and politics to health and psychology, this course gives you the knowledge and skills to be a global social scientist with employability across many sectors. Delivering the most up-to-date theory and practice, Criminology and Sociology reflects both national and international developments in these ever-changing fields. It gives you the critical-thinking skills and intellectual confidence to develop your own position on such important issues as individual and social responsibility, crime and punishment, and global social dilemmas. In the first year, you learn the foundations of both subjects as well as core skills in social sciences and research. Your second and third years build on this foundation while providing you with opportunities to explore special interests through optional units such as the politics of migration; youth and crime; and crime and the media. The final year also includes an independent research project of your choice. Why choose this course?

  • Learn to explore different theoretical perspectives, developing your ability to interpret and evaluate evidence, research, and make informed, reasoned arguments
  • Study with expert staff from a variety of social science backgrounds including forensic psychiatry, policing, offender management, social work and youth justice
  • All staff are actively involved in research in areas such as human rights, safeguarding, policing, social justice, public policy, youth crime and violence, and offender management
  • Voluntary work is embedded into course units so you learn through real-life situations and see policy in action
  • Take the course over four years and include an optional year’s placement in industry, allowing you to gain practical skills, build your CV and make contacts
  • If you need to step up into higher education, start with a Foundation Year which guarantees entry to the undergraduate course


Areas of study may include:

  • Introduction to criminology
  • Understanding society, identity and structures
  • Introduction to research and political enquiry
  • Cybercrime
  • Refugees, displacement, and the politics of migration
  • Urban Crime - Forensic mental health
  • Terrorism
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
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How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

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Criminology and Sociology at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS