Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sociology and Criminology

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Course summary

Develop your critical analytical and interpretive skills and forge a deeper sociological understanding of the world around you. As part of this course you’ll:

  • Learn to understand the complex social conditions that drive people to commit crime and how that expert knowledge can enhance your study of criminology
  • Critically analyse and challenge responses to crime in order to help shape a better society
  • Study a variety of topics such as modern theories of sociology and criminology, exploring issues such as youth crime, social exclusion and how the media shapes our perceptions of crime
  • Choose your own area of investigation when researching and writing your dissertationation

Course details


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Criminological Theory
  • Doing Sociology in Leeds
  • Sociology, Capitalism & Modernity
  • Criminal Justice Issues
  • Researching Society
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Criminological Intersections
  • Inequalities of Class & Culture
  • Modern Social Theory
  • Race, Crime & Social Exclusion
  • Exploring Social Research
  • Crime & Deviance in Society
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Dissertation
  • Contemporary Society & Social Futures
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please visit our online prospectus for detailed Clearing entry criteria https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/clearing/

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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Sociology and Criminology at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS