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Criminology and sociology are closely-related subjects, which will give you a great experience in discovering what motivates criminal behaviours and how society responds to them. You will explore the criminal justice system, the social contexts of crime, inequalities in society and more.
Our two-year fast-track, degrees have been created so that you can:
Start your career or masters course a year sooner
Save money by paying for just two years’ tuition fees
Save money on the costs associated with being a student
- Based at Farnborough College of Technology, we offer classroom-based lectures, a small campus experience and plenty of personalised support. This makes us a popular choice locally for those who want to study higher education in a down-to-earth setting – where you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Modules chosen at Level 5 and Level 6 will define the particular degree title awarded, of either BA (Hons) Criminology with Sociology or BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology.
What will I study?
The study of crime is a fascinating area to delve into. During your degree, you will begin to think like a criminologist, by unpicking the theories that seek to explain types and trends of crime and how society and the police choose to deal with them.
You will use quantitative research methods to inspect topics such as victimology where you will explore the psychological effects of crime victims, and criminal profiling where you will investigate what makes a criminal and how can you identify them.
This course will introduce you to many fascinating theories and practices within the subject of crime. You will be debating a range of thought-provoking ideas and working on assignments that reflect both crime prevention and critical issues that surround crime.
Sociology is an enlightening subject for those who like to think about social issues in the world, such as inequality, sexuality, class and mass media. Studying these fascinating topics with us will encourage you to think objectively about why people behave in certain ways. You will be considering questions such as:
What role does crime play in shaping society? How can society address inequality? Why doesn’t society do more to improve global issues?
During your degree, you will uncover the theories that seek to explain why some groups of people can flourish together, while others try to tear each other apart. You will delve into contemporary theories and discover how different cultures fit into our society.
As a sociology student, your critical-thinking skills will be honed as you begin to broaden your understanding of society and its relationship with our everyday lives.
Level 4 (Year 1: September – April)
- Introduction to Criminology
- Criminological Theories
- The Police and Policing
- Academic Skills
- Introduction to Sociology
- The Sociology of Gender
- The Sociology of Inequality
- Global Issues
Level 5 (April in Year 1 – December in Year 2)
- Types and Trends of Crime
- Diversity and Crime
- Using Quantitative Research Methods
- ‘Race’ and Racism in Modern Society
- Contemporary Sociological Theories
- The Sociology of Education
- Social Research Methods
Level 6 (January in Year 2 to July in Year 2)
- Crime Prevention
- Critical Issues in Criminology
- Criminal Profiling
- Dissertation (Cri)
- The Sociology of Culture and Media
- Risk Society in a Digital Age
- The Sociology of Literature
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have.
The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:
- In-class tests
- Assessed assignments
- Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
- Formal seen examination
- Formal unseen examinations
- Poster presentations
- Powerpoint presentations
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
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