Sociology with Criminology at Middlesex University - UCAS

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Overview Why study sociology with criminology with us Our Sociology with Criminology degree is designed to give you a grounding in sociological and criminological thinking, research methods and key skills to articulate new and emerging social and criminological issues. You'll focus on how society responds to crime, its causes and consequences, and investigating how we do and should respond to criminal behaviour in all its forms. Crime and criminal justice are central issues in today’s society, and our specialist Criminology and Sociology BA – one of the first in the world – opens up a wide range of career opportunities. You'll be taught the essential skills while you develop your ability to design and conduct social research through a range of traditional, innovative, and digital methods. Once you graduate, you'll be able to demonstrate an extensive knowledge of both disciplines and continue to use this knowledge for creative, critical, and ethical thinking in future careers. Build your practical skills You’ll be part of our thriving learning environment, with a specialist teaching approach that gives you plenty of support throughout your studies. You’ll also get a free electronic textbook for every module as part of your course. Our Sociology with Criminology course is taught within the interdisciplinary department in the School of Law, where you’ll benefit from some of the UK’s most influential and innovative academics. All of our scholars are actively engaged in current research, including human rights abuses, criminal behaviour, and more. You’ll have the option to choose the modules you want in your second and third years, meaning you can tailor the programme to your unique set of interests and career prospects. You can also choose to extend your course by a year and take a work placement or integrate it through volunteering and placement modules. In your final year, you can also choose between a dissertation and project, making your degree as suited to your individual needs and interests as possible. Get the support you need to succeed While you’re learning, you’ll be matched with a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. You’ll also get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants, who have experience in your subject area.


Year 1 Crime in Social Context (15 credits) - Compulsory Finding Your Voice: Communication and Academic Skills for Sociologists (15 credits) - Compulsory Sociology: The Big Ideas (15 credits) - Compulsory Exploring Inequality Qualitatively (15 credits) - Compulsory Crime, Media and Culture (15 credits) - Compulsory Sociology in Action (15 credits) - Compulsory Everyday Sociology: Contemporary Ideas and Debates (15 credits) - Compulsory Measuring Social Inequalities (15 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Core modules Research Methods for Studying Contemporary Society (30 credits) - Compulsory Sociological Theory (15 credits) - Compulsory Sociology and Social Change (15 credits) - Compulsory Transforming Justice: Human Rights and Power in Contemporary Policy and Practice (15 credits) - Compulsory Race and Social Justice (15 credits) - Compulsory option Victimology (15 credits) - Compulsory option Year 2: Choose one optional module Sociology of Intimate and Personal Lives: Family, Friendship and Self (15 credits) - Optional Digital Media and the Social World (15 credits) - Optional Volunteering for Engagement and Professional Development (15 credits) - Optional Policing (15 credits) - Optional Prisons and Penology (15 credits) - Optional Criminal Law and Legal Processes (15 credits) - Optional Religion, Self and Society (15 credits) - Optional Year 2: Choose one optional module Our Social World: Welfare, Care, Education and Housing in Contemporary Britain (15 credits) - Optional Gender and Crime (15 credits) - Optional Youth, Crime and Justice (15 credits) - Optional Cybercrime in Contemporary Criminology (15 credits) - Optional Cities and Communities (15 credits) - Optional Volunteering for Engagement and Professional Development (15 credits) - Optional Year 3: Core modules Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory option Global Citizenship Challenge (30 credits) - Compulsory option Education and the Learning Process (15 credits) - Compulsory Contemporary Issues in Criminology and Policy Processes (15 credits) - Compulsory Year 3: Choose one optional module Digital and Visual Methods (15 credits) - Optional Gender, Sexuality and Society (15 credits) - Optional Organised Violence: War, Genocide and Terrorism (15 credits) - Optional Violent Crime (15 credits) - Optional Comparative Criminal Justice: Criminal Courts, Sentencing and Prisons (15 credits) - Optional Rehabilitation and Community Support (15 credits) - Optional Investigations in Theory and Practice (15 credits) - Optional Crimes of the Powerful (15 credits) - Optional The Family in Islam and Muslim Societies (15 credits) - Optional Year 3: Choose three optional modules Home, Housing the Society (15 credits) - Optional Life Course, Health and Disability (15 credits) - Optional Radicalisation and Violent Extremism (15 credits) - Optional Social Movements and Protest (15 credits) - Optional Learning at Work (15 credits) - Optional Forensic Mental Health and Offending (15 credits) - Optional Children as Victims and the Child Protection System (15 credits) - Optional Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice (15 credits) - Optional Cyber-Security (15 credits) - Optional Gangs, Group Offending and Joint Enterprise (15 credits) - Optional Environmental Justice and Green Criminology (15 credits) - Optional Transnational Crime (15 credits) - Optional

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at:
Sociology with Criminology at Middlesex University - UCAS