Sociology and Criminology with Foundation Year at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a 4 year degree course. Please ensure that when you apply for this course you choose Point of entry 1 in your UCAS Hub. The Foundation Year will introduce you to studying at university. You will develop your academic and study skills alongside studying modules that introduce you to the disciplines offered by courses across the Faculty. The Foundation Year will therefore provide a springboard for successful study at levels 4, 5 and 6. A Sociology and Criminology degree from The University of Wolverhampton equips students with expertise in employer-identified skills and attributes for work in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. This includes not only traditional skills such as organisation and time-management but also problem solving, digital skills, the ability to read and interpret data, and the proficiency to engage with a range of audiences. These skills are embedded through the course programme that offers students’ the opportunity to understand and analyse the complexities of the world at the local, regional, national, and international, level. During your studies, will learn how to critically apply a diverse range of concepts, theories and methods essential to what we call the ‘sociological imagination’ – that special way of identifying, describing and understanding the nature of social life. You will also learn how crime is defined, why some people commit crime, and what happens when they do; as well as studying the development of the police, the courts the penal system, and the prevention and deterrence of criminal behaviour. In doing so, you will develop a critical understanding of a range of institutional conditions, cultural processes and social relations and apply these concepts, theories and methods that are unique to these exciting disciplines. You will study a wide range of topics covering sociological and criminological issues, including the operation of the criminal justice system through punishment and sentencing, policing of society, probation and rehabilitation of offenders, victimisation, and the law, as well as social inequalities such as class, gender, race and (dis)ability. At each level of study you are given the opportunity to undertake advocacy or accredited voluntary work for, and with, not-for-profit agencies and organisations in the local community – an experience that broadens sociological understanding, deepens appreciation of civic responsibility and further enhances opportunities for graduate employment. At level 3 you can develop the skills and knowledge that you need to study at undergraduate level, building on your strengths and working on your weaknesses, so that you can feel confident that by the end of the first year that you are ready to commence a degree course, and to apply the skills to undertake the directed and independent learning which will help you to achieve your potential. This course develops students knowledge and skills in various areas of sociology and criminology. Students learn to apply these important tools to a range of contemporary topics. • You will learn about the causes and consequences of crime, victimology, rehabilitation and the history of crime and punishment.. • This course encourages community-based learning through advocacy and volunteering in not-for-profit agencies and organisations. The social science department at The University of Wolverhampton are pioneers of accredited volunteering in the UK and these modules are embedded in the course as an accredited part of the student learning experience. • Graduate employability is embedded throughout the degree programme at The University of Wolverhampton, developing students’ expertise in a range of key employer-identified skills that prepare our students for the workforce of the future. • The teaching team are all active researchers who bring their research expertise into the classroom to share their practical experiences of ‘doing Sociology and Criminology’.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L31D
Institution code:
W75
Campus name:
University of Wolverhampton
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Prepare for Foundation Pathway: We will consider mature applicants (age 21 or over) who have not achieved 48 UCAS points (equivalence) from prior level 3 qualifications, if you have a keen interest in this subject area or hold relevant experience. You will be required to attend a compulsory Prepare for foundation assessment day where you will take part in a variety of activities which will assess your suitability for the course. If you would like more advice and guidance about this admissions pathway, please contact Gateway to discuss and support you making an application to us.


English language requirements

As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. http://wlv.ac.uk/english We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.

English Language Requirements - EU and International Applicants

https://www.wlv.ac.uk/english


Student Outcomes

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70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

If you are a UK student enrolling on a full-time Foundation Degree or a Bachelor degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton in 2023/4, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s fee requirements). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.wlv.ac.uk/apply/funding-costs-fees-and-support/fees-and-costs/ and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/making-an-application/international-fees/
Sociology and Criminology with Foundation Year at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS