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Course summary

Our sociology and criminology degree takes an in-depth approach to society and crime by focusing on issues such as class, ethnicity, identity, gender and inequality. Through this course in sociology and criminology, you'll explore how social structures and institutions shape the individual and society. You'll gain an understanding of crime and violence, crime policy and the relationship between social status and access to justice and rights. The course also explores how we define crime, how society deals with crime, and how the distinction between crime and deviance changes over time. Popular careers for our sociology and criminology graduates include criminal justice, public policy, education, youth work, social services, community work and policing. What you should know about this course

  • Issues explored include how crime is defined, how society deals with crime, state regulation of crime and how the distinction between crime and deviance changes over time
  • Introduces students to sociological theories and methods, with a particular focus on the social, legal, and political responses to crime
  • Gain a thorough grounding in sociological approaches and debates including understanding inequality, social stratification, identity, gender ethnicity and social policy
  • Provides an understanding of theories and current debates within sociology and criminology and focuses on applied research skills and on enhancing career opportunities.

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, International Baccalaureate (IB), Access to HE courses, or equivalent level 3 qualifications.


English language requirements

For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link.

https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/courses


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
92%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2022/23 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2023/24 academic year. Please follow this link for more information https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance
Sociology and Criminology at University of Greenwich - UCAS