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Course summary

This three-year Criminology and Sociology degree has been designed by world-leading researchers in the field. You’ll learn about the latest thinking in crime and society, and develop the skills to conduct your own original research. You’ll study topics such as criminal justice, penology, policing, news, violence, and social change. This develops your analytical capability to engage with crime and social policy debates. Modules in qualitative and quantitative research methods develop your data analysis skills.

  • Become a critical thinker with an in-depth understanding of the complex interplay of local and global forces in relation to crime and criminality
  • Boost your employability with an optional work placement year
  • Develop highly sought-after data literacy and quantitative skills, thanks to the work undertaken by City’s Q-Step Centre to design and develop the degree
  • Opt onto a quantitative methods pathway: benefit from a heightened focus on data skills, a workplace Data Placement in Year 2, and an optional international work placement
Take advantage of excellent internship opportunities thanks to our central London location, including access to organisations in crime and justice, human rights, migration and refugee support, and mental health.


Year 1 The first year is highly structured to provide you with a firm foundation in the core aspects of Sociology. You study eight 15-credit core modules. You can also take a language module as a non-credit bearing module. Core Modules: Introduction to Criminology Learning from Social Data Data and the Social World Criminal Justice Thinking Sociologically Sociology in Action Social (Justice) Research: Qualitative Approaches Academic and Professional Practice Year 2 Deepen your understanding of both subjects with core topics from criminology and sociology. In Year 2, you take six core modules; you can choose one methods module and one sociology module. In Year 2 you will also have the option to join the Quantitative Methods pathway (leading to a BSc Criminology and Sociology with Quantitative Methods). This pathway includes eight core modules – these are indicated by an asterisk below. Core Modules: Key Issues in Criminology Penology Violence Social Action Project Understanding Social Change Contemporary Social Theory Core Elective Modules: Sociology of Race and Racism Gender and Society Quantitative Analysis of Social Research Data or Qualitative Analysis of Social Research Data Year 3 Year 3 enables you to tailor your final year to your interests and career aspirations. You explore a sociological topic in depth through your Sociology project dissertation; you take at least 30 credits worth of criminology modules; and choose up to 45 credits of elective modules. Core module: Sociology Project Core Elective Modules: Crime, Culture and the City Policing Criminal Behaviour Elective Modules: Urban Violence and Public Health Policy Interrogating Digital Data Global Migration Processes Broken Britain? Culture, Employment and Society Work and Workers Celebrity & Society Criminal Justice in Crisis Emotions, Identity and Relationships Sport, the Body and Deviance Applied Multivariate Analysis Education, Skills and the Job Market Poverty: What counts? Culture, Racisms and Resistance Digital Cultures and Everyday Life The Theory and Practice of Conflict and Peace Micro-Placements Industry Projects Mentoring and Coaching for Leadership Modules are subject to change.

Assessment method

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.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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 £19330 Year 1
International £19330 Year 1

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Criminology and Sociology at City, University of London - UCAS