In this degree, you will be introduced to a range of sociological and criminological approaches, theories and practices, providing a high quality academic grounding in the two disciplines. How does crime affect our lives? How and why are certain behaviours categorised as a crime? Studying sociology with criminology will give you a sociological insight into the world of crime. This degree explores the important and diverse subject of crime and deviance, combined with analysis of wider social processes through the discipline of sociology. The BA Sociology with Criminology employs a cutting-edge, creative practice-based approach, which is highly innovative and distinctive to sociology at Leicester. Our Sociology with Criminology BA will provide you with a thorough grounding in research methods, theory and a variety of substantive topics. Throughout your degree you’ll be getting to grips with topical issues in contemporary society – based on areas where our academics are conducting pioneering research. You will develop skills you can transfer to your chosen career, including traditional academic competencies. This degree brings together two of our internationally respected subject areas; Leicester was one of the first sociology departments to be established in the UK, and we have developed a distinguished and international reputation a wealth of experience in teaching and an enviable research pedigree. Our School of Criminology ranks 5th in the UK for teaching Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2022). We are one of very few Schools in the country exclusively dedicated to teaching and researching criminology, and we are home to some of the UK’s leading criminologists. Flexibility underpins our degree structure, which means that you will get to shape your degree to suit your own interests and career aspirations. Whichever direction you choose, you will be taught by enthusiastic scholars who are keen to share their expertise with you.
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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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Contact the Admissions Team at [email protected] with details of the course you are studying including modules taken, previous qualifications obtained with grades (at GCSE and A level or equivalent), the reason for your transfer request.
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
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English language requirements
IELTS or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help yo improve your English to the necessary standard.
For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website.
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