Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Criminology and Sociology

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Course summary

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Summary: Who and what constitutes crime and how do we react to it? Why do people offend? Why the preoccupation with crimes of the powerless? How does the news and other media representations such as film, fiction and computer games shape our understanding and experiences of crime? How do race, gender and class shape individuals’ experiences of crime and victimisation? How does our more globalised world shape localised crime experiences? These are some of the themes you explore on this degree. Course details: You frame your study of criminology in a wider analysis of contemporary societies, exploring a range of theoretical perspectives and going beyond common sense explanations. You gain insight into key sociological debates and concepts alongside thinking through the motivations for crime, its wider social context and gaining an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system. You also get the opportunity to think about crime and other social problems at the local and global level. This programme's combination of subjects allows you to focus on and think critically about the social world in which you live. Your dissertation and module options give you the opportunity to specialise in areas as diverse as globalisation, criminal justice and the media society. Many graduates go on to a career with the police or probation services, or into community development roles. After the course: Your skills will equip you well for the police force, probation service, prison service, youth work and community development. There are also opportunities for employment within the public sector and for postgraduate study. All programmes are designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree course. Our staff utilise their extensive connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. Our award winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

All modules are taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. In lectures specific information is delivered to larger groups while, in the smaller seminar groups, you can explore issues in more depth supported by independent study. Examples of seminar activities include case study work, media analysis, poster presentations, discussions and debates. You learn how to use all our extensive facilities such as electronic journals, virtual learning environments and computer programs. Assessment is varied and includes essays, presentations, projects, case studies, examinations and a dissertation. Some modules have several pieces of assessed work to help you to develop your skills throughout the academic year.


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

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Course codeLM39
Institution code T20
Campus nameTeesside University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 104 points
A level 80-104 tariff points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject area.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English at grade 4 (grade C) or equivalent.

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
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Criminology and Sociology at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS