University of East London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sociology with Criminology

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Course summary

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Do you want to make sense of the rapidly changing society in which we live and the freedom with which information, money, goods and services now move across national boundaries? Would you like to understand the effects of this globalisation on modern Britain? Are you interested in how deviance in social circumstances can lead to crime? Are you fascinated by social justice, human rights and the workings of the criminal justice system? On this course, you’ll study these issues in the vibrant, multicultural setting of east London. You’ll graduate with a degree that has vocational relevance, while putting no limit on your career options.

Course details


YEAR 1: Globalisation & Modern Britain (core), Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice (core), Researching East London part one (core), Thinking Sociologically (core). YEAR 2: Social Theory (core), Theoretical Criminology (core), Adventures in Intersectionality (optional), Crime, Deviance and Social History (optional), Researching East London part two (optional), Self, Nation & Politics (optional). YEAR 3: Sociology Dissertation (core), Constructions of 'Race' in Culture and Politics (optional), Critical Approaches to Class (optional), Football Hooliganism (optional), Gender Studies (optional), Global Illicit Drug Trafficking (optional) Nationalism in a Global Era (optional), Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice (optional), Surveillance, Technology and Society (optional), Terrorism Studies (optional), Youth Crime and Sub-culture (optional).

Assessment method

All modules are assessed through different forms of coursework – typically 2,000-word essays – and some of the optional modules also include exams. In addition to traditional essays, we’ll expect you to write reports and policy reviews and to give presentations. This is to ensure you’ll gain the relevant skills that can be transferred to the workplace. In your final year, you’ll write a research dissertation

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13320 Year 1
International £13320 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Sociology with Criminology at University of East London - UCAS