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Course summary

Enrich your study of criminology by exploring the sociological factors that give rise to crime. You could choose to enhance your employability with a placement. 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 dissertation
Find out more You’ll engage with sociology and criminology equally. Through a blend of workshops, collaborative projects and observational field trips, you’ll be encouraged to drive your studies in the direction of your choosing. Sociological projects can include creating wikis or presenting your work at a student conference. You could even see your critical essay published in our school's highly regarded sociology journal. Hands-on learning You’ll be perfectly placed to add impressive work experience to your CV by taking advantage of the wealth of work placement opportunities on offer in Leeds. You can also get involved with live projects and observational research trips to develop your employability skills and prepare you for the world of work. Teaching expertise Each of your modules will be taught by an expert staff member. You’ll learn from a range of practitioners as they share their insights and professional experience through our guest lecture series. Past speakers have included representatives from the probation and police services. Why study Sociology and Criminology at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 100% of students on BA (Hons) Sociology & Criminology were positive about the way teaching staff explain things*
  • Study abroad option
  • Work placement opportunities available
  • Guest lectures
*National Student Survey 2023


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
  • 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

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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

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Sociology and Criminology at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS