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:

  • Researching Society
  • Sociology, Capitalism & Modernity
  • Explaining & Understanding Crime
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Doing Sociology in Leeds
  • Deconstructing Deviance
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Youth Crime & Justice
  • Inequalities of Class & Culture
  • Modern Social Theory
  • Race, Crime & Social Exclusion
  • Media & Crime
  • Exploring Social Research
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Domestic Violence & Criminal Justice
  • 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.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* 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 £10500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Sociology and Criminology at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS