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Course summary

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. If you want to be a probation officer, for example, you need to know about criminology. This course is an exciting way of preparing for a career while studying the wider questions that sociology addresses and the impact it has on our daily lives.


Year 1: Introduction to Crime and Punishment (Core), Applied Criminology (Term 1) (Core), What’s going on (how do we know, and what can we do about it?): Mental Wealth 1 (Core), Social Theory 1 (Core), The Mess We Are In (And How We Got Here) (Core), Digital Sociology and the 4th Industrial Revolution (Core) Year 2: Space, Bodies and Power (Core), Social Theory 2 (Core), Research Methods for Social Sciences (Core), Mental Wealth 2: Social Enterprise (Core), The Sociology of the City (Optional), Intersectionality and Digital Culture (Optional), Optional placement (Optional) Year 3: Applied Research Project in Social Sciences (Core), Mental Wealth 3: Placement Reflections (Core), Youth Crime. Gangs and Sub-culture (Optional), Psychological Criminology (Optional), Constructions of 'Race' in Culture and Politics (Optional), Surveillance and Society (Optional), Culture, Media and Politics (Optional), Bordering and Governance (Optional), Gender, Power and Politics (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

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.

How to apply

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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

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14160 Year 1
International £14160 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sociology with Criminology at University of East London - UCAS