West Suffolk College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Sociology and Criminology

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Course summary

This course explores the relationship between social behaviour and crime via a fusion of 2 fascinating disciplines. On this BSc degree, students will examine the perception of what is right or wrong, and how this has changed over time and between cultures. They will learn from expert tutors who provide links to government resources, criminal justice agencies and the media. A wide range of rewarding sociology and criminology-related careers await, including social and police work. The course focuses on social aspects of criminology and sociology and an in depth look at human behaviour, including deviant behaviour and attitudes towards deviance over time. Students will learn about a range of themes from criminology including victimology, cybercrime, terrorism and extremism, sex crimes and the role of the media in portraying crime, terrorism, and deviance.


Year 1 (L4) Introduction to Qualitative Methods Introduction to the Sociological Imagination The Big Deal Key Thinkers in Criminology Crime in the Media Online Crime Year 2 (L5) Conducting Sociological Research The Sociology of Crime Penology – Understanding the Punitive System Victimology Understanding Violent Crime How Society Works Year 3 (L6) Dissertation (40 credits) The Sociology of Law and Order Understanding Criminal Profiling Contemporary Issues in Policing Community and Public Involvement in Crime and Criminal Justice (Optional) Politics, Propaganda, and International Relations (Optional)

Assessment method

Assessment methods will be; essays, literature review, case studies, seen examinations, unseen examinations, group and individual presentations and reports

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Non-standard applicants who do not meet the published entry requirements maybe considered on an individual basis and we encourage such applicants to contact [email protected] for further guidance.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Books and Materials £100
Sociology and Criminology at West Suffolk College - UCAS