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. Our specialist criminology and sociology course teaches you essential skills while you develop the research ability and theoretical knowledge. You’ll be at the centre of pioneering research from our Crime and Conflict Research Centre, where you’ll be guided by leading academics in the field. Covering areas of crime and criminality, media, alongside crime and cultural practices, you’ll explore a range of sociological and criminology theories, perspectives and practices. 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 links with community organisations and NGOs across CA and Canada means you’ll get opportunities to build your professional and employability skills with a range of prestigious work placement opportunities. You’ll have the option to extend your course by a year to spend your third year developing and applying learned skills as part of a paid work placement at a community organisation or NGO. Our academic advisers will also help you find your placement and give you the support you need to complete a winning application. 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.
Sociology with Criminology BA Honours
Explore the use of sociological and criminological thinking on everyday life events.
Through studying a range of key concepts and theoretical approaches in sociology and criminology you will develop a critical approach to the study of the disciplines and contemporary society as a whole. Your understanding of major concepts and themes in contemporary sociology will relate to life in the community and you will analyse the nature of social relationships between individuals, groups and social institutions. You will actively debate and discuss sociological topics with an appreciation of theory, evidence and relevance and learn to present conclusions in a variety of appropriate sociological formats and learn to evaluate theory and evidence accordingly. A degree in Sociology with Criminology allows you to develop a suite of professional skills to equip you for success in your career, such as analytical and research skills. These skills will enable you to critically evaluate a wide range of materials including theory and policies, strategies, and operational plans. You will develop excellent awareness of how policy is created, interpreted and implemented, and how this informs society. You will also be able to draw on a wide range of criminological theories and concepts in order to develop a debate or discussion and to justify your conclusions.