Explore how societies are organised, and how people are united and divided. Within the context of modern forms of power, examine the nature of crime and criminality from a critical, sociological perspective. This degree is aimed at those who want to understand how modern societies are structured, but also for those with an interest in crime and criminality. This interdisciplinary degree will give you the skills and experience to pursue a wide range of careers. Why study BA Sociology with Criminology at Goldsmiths
- You'll be taught by researchers at the cutting edge of criminological and sociological research on urban crime, control and security, and globalisation and crime. And, as part of a tight-knit group of students, you'll benefit from the support and expertise of your teachers throughout your degree.
- This Sociology with Criminology degree brings issues of social inequality and social justice to the foreground. You will learn how ‘race’, gender, class and nationality connect to crime and control.
- We are international in our outlook: students learn about crime and control in the UK and beyond.
- You’ll be encouraged to take on a work placement that matches your interests and aspirations. You could find yourself supporting a victim of crime, attending court, or mentoring young people.
- Based in New Cross, a changing area of south London, we’ll take you on walking tours of the local area so you’ll be able to see how theories learnt in lectures apply to the local community.
- Studying at Goldsmiths means you’ll study in one of the world’s leading sociology departments. We've been rated top 10 in the UK for Sociology in the QS World University Rankings 2023.
This programme will allow you to consider the subject of criminology from a sociological perspective. You will study:
- how our knowledge of crime and criminality is refracted through culture and how the media represent crime, law and social order
- how governments respond to ‘crime’, and how they might respond differently
- social control, policing, surveillance and security
- crime as a global phenomenon and its policing in the context of global inequality, the movement of peoples, international trade, human rights and state violence
- research methods for the empirical investigation of sociological and criminological topics
You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
120 credits at Level 4 and a 2:1 average in a comparable programme, and meet the standard qualification requirements for entry to Year 1 of the programme.
English language requirements
|With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5
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