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Course summary

In today’s world, social justice is essential in truly understanding and challenging inequalities within and beyond the Criminal Justice System. With this BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology degree, you’ll see the world and the criminal justice system through a sociological lens. You’ll explore the issues that matter to you – empowering you to make meaningful change. Sociology and criminology are distinct yet connected, which is why we’ve combined the insights of our BA Sociology and BA Criminology courses into one innovative, interdisciplinary degree. Moving beyond the content offered by these separate courses, the BA Sociology and Criminology degree includes bespoke modules. These modules challenge common images and explanations of crime, allowing you to interrogate justice and injustices in contemporary societies. Put simply, together we will turn the definition of justice on its head. Studying with NTU, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to make you stand out and help shape future directions of policy and practice. You’ll challenge inequalities and enhance social justice within communities and organisations, allowing you to make a real difference in society – whether that's within the Criminal Justice System or in other areas such as education, the civil service or the third sector. This is justice reimagined. What you’ll study Our BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology combines theory and hands-on practice. We'll work with you to really get to grips with applying sociological and criminological knowledge to the real world. We'll explore gender equality, race and ethnicity, green criminology, social and criminal harms, and the impact of digital technologies. We’ll encourage you to step away from the preconceived ideas of crime and justice and apply your knowledge and skills in innovative ways to challenge injustices and help shape future directions.


Year One Images of Crime and Criminal Justice Constructing Crime Foundations of Social Theory What is Society? Working Lives Foundations of Social Research and Academic Practice Year Two Core Modules Reconceptualising Sustainable Justice Explaining Crime Constructing Modern Societies Sociology and Service Learning Applied Social Research Optional Modules Gender, Sex and Sexuality Sociology of Consumption The Body in Society Sociology of Education Religion, Nonreligion and Everyday Belief Politics and Social Justice Digital Culture and Society Final Year Core Modules Theorising Contemporary Society Research Project Sociology of Work and Career Optional Modules Sociology of Harm Environmental Justice Race, Culture and Society Cities and Urban Life Popular Culture Identities and Intimacies Media & Crime Gender & Crime Cultural Criminology Crime, Race & Empire

Assessment method

The majority of your work will be assessed through coursework-based essays, reports and a final year research-based dissertation. You'll also be assessed through a combination of formal examinations and practical assessments such as group and individual presentations and portfolios.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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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
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Sociology and Criminology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS