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This joint course considers how crime is defined, how criminality, victimisation and crime control relate to social issues such as class, gender, ethnicity, politics and the economy and why crime and justice have become defining issues for contemporary society. This course is suitable for students interested in developing the methodological expertise to analyse social data and the analytical capability to identify and engage with crime and social policy debates. This is especially relevant if you wish to pursue a career in sectors concerned with criminal justice and crime reduction. The degree's Q-Step Centre-affiliated Quantitative Methods pathway is particularly suitable if you wish to develop strong data literacy and quantitative methods skills. The BSc Criminology and Sociology course will develop your appreciation of the complex interplay between local and global forces and their relationship to social processes, with particular reference to life in the 21st century metropolis of London. The course will enable you to develop the methodological expertise to analyse social data and the analytical capability to identify and engage with crime and social policy debates. This innovative degree is designed and delivered by academics whose research is recognised as world-leading in the field. Research informs its content and you will develop skills to conduct your own research into crime and society, accompanied by a range of other transferable skills. You can further your research and data skills through a Quantitative Methods (QM) pathway for your final 2 years of study.
Year 1 Core modules:
- Introduction to Criminology
- Criminal justice
- Lies, damned lies and statistics
- Producing Social Data
- Sociology in Action
- Classical Social Theory
- Academic and Professional Development
- Researching society: qualitative methods.
- Key Issues in Criminology.
- Understanding Social Change
- Sociology of Race and Racism
- Gender and Society
- Contemporary Social Theory
- Quantitative Analysis of Social Research Data (methods)
- Qualitative Analysis of Social Research Data (methods).
- News and Society
- New Media Challenges
- Gender and Crime
- Visualising Society
- Transnational Social Movements
- Security Studies: Conceptual Approaches
- Security Studies: Contemporary and Emerging Issues
- Work placement.
- Sociology Project
- Youth Crime
- Crime, Culture and the City
- Property and Crime
- Criminal Behaviour.
- Global Migration Process
- Celebrity and Society
- Applied Multivariate Analysis
- Education, Skills and the Job Market
- Poverty: What counts?
- Culture, Race, Difference
- Changing ideas about society in the 21st century
- Political Communication
- Interrogating Consumer Culture
- International Marketing of Culture
- Global Politics of Forced Migration
Assessment is primarily in the form of coursework (assessed essays, policy and research reports, group presentations and other assignments), unseen examinations and a final-year project. The balance of assessment by coursework (assessed essays and assignments) unseen examinations and a final year project will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose.
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.
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
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Fees and funding
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