If you love people watching and trying to understand human behaviour, how people tick, and how society works, then a social science degree could be for you. This course offers students the opportunity to develop a critical appreciation of the social sciences. The course is about you, your relationships and the world you live in, and will change the way you think. You will study criminology, sociology and psychology, which will enable you to understand the contemporary world and to apply knowledge to social issues and problems. This is an inter-disciplinary programme based on the disciplines of Psychology, Sociology and Criminology. The core social issue linking the three academic disciplines is crime. This course offers students the opportunity to develop a critical appreciation of the Social Sciences. Themes that are explored in the programme include psychopathology, explanations for criminal and deviant behaviour, historical and contemporary issues in policing, social control, social identity and the development of deviant personalities.
All Modules are mandatory Year 1 Level 4 Certificate stage modules are: • Introduction to Psychology • Introduction to Sociology • Crime Deviance and Society • Academic Skills • Social Policy • Introduction to Criminological Theory Year 2 Level 5 Diploma stage modules are: • Social Control • Cognitive Development • Sociology of Global Development • Prisons, Penology and Policy • Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention • Research Skills Year 3 Level 6 Honours stage modules are: • Dissertation • The Impact of Globalisation on Contemporary Britain • Psychology of Addiction • Drugs, Crime and Society • Sex workers, Policy and Crime in Contemporary Society
The underpinning rationale for the assessment design is the ability for students to apply their skills and knowledge to a wide variety of tasks. By applying knowledge in different ways, it will increase students’ employability skills by finding novel solutions to the task in hand. Assessments methods include essay, reports, padlets, posters, presentation and academic posters.
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:
- Year 1
A standard offer for the degree (a) will be 96 points at A level, Level 3 GNVQ/BTEC or Access to HE Diploma with 15 merits in a related subject. Non-Standard There may be an opportunity for students to be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APL) or other uncertificated learning APEL, if credit or experience are deemed relevant by the programme team
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