Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology and Sociology

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Course summary

BA Criminology and Sociology offers the exciting opportunity to combine the study of two cutting-edge disciplines in the vibrant city of Manchester. The course is aimed at students who are interested in both disciplines and want to study crime and its causes, patterns, consequences and responses by situating them in the wider context of society. The first year introduces students to the building blocks of criminology and sociology: key sociological and criminological theories, social divisions and problems, the criminal justice system, crime policy and practice, and key social transformations such as digital culture. Students will receive training in a wide range of research methods during the first two years, to become equipped to undertake their own independent research project in the final year. Our large, multi-disciplinary department believes in offering students extensive optionality to study specific areas of both sociology and criminology in depth. Throughout the degree, there is an emphasis on developing skills and experiences that are relevant to professional careers, including work experience, study-abroad schemes, and independent project work. In your final year you have the option of moving onto the BSc route, which means you will receive extensive quantitative methods training and graduate with a BSc. This course has a foundation year available. Features and Benefits

  • Each year offers increasing levels of flexibility with a broad range of option units, so you can choose to focus on areas that interest you.
  • Get practical knowledge and experience with a range of volunteering and research opportunities in the residential and professional communities of Greater Manchester.
  • We’re one of only 18 universities in the UK taking part in a £20 million scheme to develop and deliver new programmes that equip graduates with quantitative analysis skills.
  • You will be taught by staff who are experts in their fields and use their research expertise and publications to inform cutting-edge teaching.
  • You will be part of a vibrant academic community which critically debates live social issues that matter to people in Manchester and beyond - these range widely, from drugs and music, to austerity and Hillsborough.
  • You will study and learn inside and outside the classroom, for example through visits, field trips, or study exchanges.
  • The department of sociology is home to a number of research centres including The Manchester Centre for Youth Studies which has a particular focus on youth justice, Crime and Wellbeing Big Data Centre which explores issues of crime, policing, and health and well being, and the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit which advises government departments and local delivery organisations including police forces, probation services and more.

Course details


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.

If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
MLX3
Institution code:
M40
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass and GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics or Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics pass


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
73%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
93%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Criminology and Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS