Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sociology with Foundation Year in Criminology, Policing and Sociology

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Course summary

Do you want to see the world in a different way? Are you interested in how our lives and identities are formed by the people around us, the systems we are part of and the technology that we use? Can we live in a more just, more equal society? Sociology is an exciting discipline that examines the key social issues and problems of the 21st century. You will learn about the divisions, inequalities and solidarities at the heart of social life and interrogate some of the most pressing contemporary social challenges, including social media, climate change, and crime and deviance. This four-year course includes an initial full-time Foundation Year and offers an alternative route into university and gaining a degree. This route is for you if you do not have the necessary qualifications or don’t yet feel ready to begin degree-level study, or are returning to education and would like some support to get up to speed with learning in a university setting. The Foundation Year in Criminology, Policing and Sociology will allow you to develop your academic skills and confidence as well as introduce you to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your subsequent years of undergraduate study. Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto Year 1 of our Sociology BA (Hons).


Core modules (students are required to take): Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence We'll help you develop core academic skills such as using electronic resources, planning and note-taking, communication skills related to essay and report writing and delivering presentations. You'll learn how to manage your time, how to prioritise and how to manage stress, and you’ll become more confident in engaging with collaborative learning, debates, discussions and critical reflection. Professional Development and Project You’ll study an area of interest related to your chosen degree. You’ll work individually on your project, whether that's a written report, a presentation and oral examination, a film or a series of blog posts. You’ll undertake problem-solving learning, and formative feedback and support will be provided throughout, helping develop your self-confidence. Foundations in Sociology and Policing This module focuses on social inequalities in society and how they can be explained, as well as current trends and issues in modern day policing. You'll explore concepts such as socialisation, crime, victimisation, punishment and non-crime related social trends and consider attempts made to address inequality and criminality in society. We'll encourage you to apply sociological and criminological theories to social and policing problems, and you'll work in groups to understand concepts and academic theories, as well as taking part in debates, discussions and critical reflection. Foundations in Criminology You'll study crime and criminology, including patterns of crime, key issues in criminology and key criminological theories and concepts, such as social control, deviance, victimisation, the media and punishment. You will examine crime statistics, self-report studies and social trends and review policies intended to address important social problems, . Throughout this module, you will develop your understanding of criminology and problem-solving skills and use a range of online resources to enhance and support your learning. For module information on the related three-year honours degree, please visit our website.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Sociology with Foundation Year in Criminology, Policing and Sociology at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS