Criminology and Sociology (with Placement Year) at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Criminology and Sociology (with Placement Year)

Course summary

Challenge perspectives and instigate change with our Criminology and Sociology degree Investigate crime, punishment, and social inequality with our hands-on Criminology and Sociology degree. You will examine classical, radical, and emerging thought as you cover topics like:

  • modern slavery
  • terrorism
  • migration
  • human rights
  • policing
  • race
  • cyber-crime.
Take your learning outside the classroom With our criminology and sociology course, you can participate in field trips and workshops. You can also attend talks by guest speakers, discussing the latest research on subjects like:
  • human trafficking
  • organised crime
  • prisons
  • youth violence
  • gangs
  • media representation of crime and social issues.
  • Expert teaching and support*
You will learn from academics currently influencing government policy. Our student, Jo, tells us that our “teaching staff helped bring the subjects alive and offered invaluable support”. Build professional experience You can complete placements and voluntary work to build your network and professional experience. Previous students have worked within:
  • the charitable sector
  • schools.
About the Placement Year A placement year enables you to undertake a year of experience in an organisation between your second and final year. It will enable you to: apply the knowledge and skills you gain from your course in a work setting build your commercial awareness and insights into organisations and industries you might want to work in develop your professional skills through company training, networking skills and confidence in the workplace get some great experience for future job applications or even land a graduate job. Support from St Mary’s every step of the way Securing a placement can really help you develop your job search skills and the Employability Service placement and Careers Teams can support you to find and apply for available opportunities. Please note: in the event that you cannot secure a placement you will be able to transfer onto the three year version of your degree programme.


The degree begins with a comprehensive introduction to the scope of criminology and sociology, in particular the sociological dimensions of the study of criminal justice, crime and deviance. The core modules will focus on how classical sociological theory has understood the social world and how that relates to definitions of, and policies for crime. In the second year modules will consider sociological understandings of a globalised society and the impact this has on forms of crime and the criminal justice processes established to police these crimes. There is an increased intersection between crime and social problems: examples include Human Trafficking /Modern Slavery, Organised Crime Groups, Drugs, Housing and Anti-Social Behaviour. In year three you have more choice of options to develop your particular interests in criminology and sociology. In Criminology: New Perspectives emerging new areas like green, public or 'queer' criminologies are examined.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with no element below 5.5

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16320 Year 1
International £16320 Year 1

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Criminology and Sociology (with Placement Year) at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS