Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year

The University of Law

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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The course is a 4 year BA (Hons) in Criminology and Sociology. The course is aimed at students who may not be served by current sociology/criminology degree courses in research universities. This course benefits from both a theoretical and applied nature. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition including delivery by practicing criminologist(s) who are currently active in this field of study. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of cutting edge criminological and sociological theorising and will be able to apply this to current socio-economic policies and conditions. In order to achieve this, students will develop a critical understanding of criminology and sociology in relation to current issues such as urbanisation, embodiment, family, globalisation, marginalisation and migration. Criminology and Sociology will be considered from a fresh perspective using feminist, critical, cultural, and race critiques to revisit societal issues. This course will be delivered over a 4 year period, with students undertaking 6 modules per year across 2 semesters. The degree programme is designed so that the Foundation Year provides an underpinning year, incorporating both academic and legal/professional related learning for applicants needing to improve their knowledge and understanding along with the necessary skills needed to participate in the undergraduate programmes at levels 4, 5 and 6. Students will be taught using a variety of digital media and resources. The final year will include a dissertation or research project and a research methods module. Students will have practical issues raised and develop relevant skills of analysis, research, problem-solving, and communication skills so as to resolve those issues but also the relevant skills to be able to communicate them.We consider that the modules on offer provide an exciting alternative to aspects of the current market offering. This programme has been developed to not only meet the traditional expectations of this subject area but also include modern and current themes which will help this programme be distinctive in the market.

Course details

Modules

There are two semesters per academic year. Each semester is 15 weeks long; 12 weeks face-to-face tuition, one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete the assessments. Students study three modules per semester. All modules are worth 20 credits. The course starts with a one week freshers/induction week.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods will be used. Some will be by examination (two hours, 10 multiple choice questions and a choice of two from six long form questions). Some will be by coursework and some may be by way of oral or digital media presentation. This range of assessment methods reflects the learning outcomes of the programme.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points 48 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A-levels or acceptable equivalent.
A level DD - EEE Excluding General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted

In addition we require all applicants to hold GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4 and to attend an interview.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.law.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic54Pearsons (academic) score of 54 with no one component below 51

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our course fees also include all textbooks and materials. Please see the following link for further information - http://www.law.ac.uk/undergraduate/course-fees/
Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year at The University of Law - UCAS