Criminology and Sociology (Including Foundation Entry) at Burnley College - UCAS

Burnley College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Criminology and Sociology (Including Foundation Entry)

Course summary

How do social differences like ethnicity, class, gender, age and ability make a difference to the way we are perceived and treated by the Criminal Justice System? On this course you’ll explore and critically assess the way society perceives, defines and manages crime - and graduate fully prepared for a career in public or community based services. This rapidly growing area of study changes as new criminological and sociological issues arise - and our close links with industry together with current research means our curriculum keeps up and reflects this. You will explore both the nature of crime and of modern society through a wide range of modules. You will learn about social differences, for example, based upon gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, class and age. You will also look at social and legal perceptions of and responses to crime, criminality and victimisation. The methods and theories you learn about and apply in the course of your undergraduate studies are varied enough to support you in interests which may for example, include international relations, or studies of comparative religions, and cultural identities. You will work with educational and employment advisors throughout your degree.


Foundation Entry Informed Decision Making Essential Skills for Higher Education Developing Skills for Higher Education Introduction module to a variety of different subjects in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Education, Social Science, Psychology, History, Law, English and Religion, Culture and Society. Year 1 Doing Social Research Sociological Ways of Thinking Crime and Society Media and Culture Key Thinkers in Criminology Crime and Morality. Year 2 Critical Thinkers Youth Justice Understanding Policing Research Methods in criminology Sociology and Education Controversial Issues in prison Understanding Interpersonal Violence. Year 3 On successful completion of the above studies you will complete year at UClan Preston.

Assessment method

Modules are delivered by various methods from traditional large group lectures to classes with small group work and occasional use of audio and audio-visual material for discussion and analysis. Lectures are supported by smaller seminar groups where students can discuss issues arising from the lecture programme. Students are required to undertake preparatory reading and other research for seminars. This is specified in advance by your tutors. All modules use an online system known as ‘Blackboard’ – this is an easily accessible storage point for course materials, including powerpoint presentations, readings, references or weblinks associated with the module. You will be able to use outside of class time to access all sorts of materials that your lecturer will supply, or recommend to support your study of the module. On this degree programme, you will undertake a range of assessed work including essays, presentations, reports, literature reviews, reading journals, portfolios, seen test papers, posters, blogs and group and/or individual projects. Some modules involve 100% coursework, whilst others may involve test papers that are usually ‘seen’, that is to say that questions are released in advance. This enables you to direct your study towards a timed test, usually in class.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Burnley College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Further years at Preston will cost £9,250 per year. Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,000 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Criminology and Sociology (Including Foundation Entry) at Burnley College - UCAS