Delve into the social study of crime, deviance and the criminal justice system. Understand crime and investigate the ways that it relates to areas such as social inequality, as well as different sections of society.
120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components or equivalent
Gain a wider view of the world of crime, including terrorism, global human trafficking and organised crime
Understand the impact of crime on society and the complexities of criminal and deviant behaviour
Learn from research-active social scientists in fields including society and social formation, social anthropology, criminology, cultural diversity and social welfare
Choose from either a 30-week ‘sandwich’ placement, or a shorter four-week placement to provide you with important work experience
Develop your own piece of research based on a topic that interests you, or aligns itself with your future career or study plans, in your final year dissertation.
This course is ranked 14th in its subject area according to the 2022 Guardian League Tables. You’ll be career-ready with 85% of our graduates in employment or further study after 15 months.
Introduction to Criminological Theory
Key Themes & Perspectives in Criminology
Introduction to Social Research
Crime & the Criminal Justice System
Social Inequality & Exclusion
Qualitative Research Skills
The Impact of Crime
Human Trafficking and Criminality
Option units (choose two)
Ethnographies of Crime & policing
Growing Up & Growing Old
Crime, Health and Society
Doing Ethnographic Research
Contemporary Social Theory
In year 2, you can choose either a 4-week placement on a three-year course, or an optional 30-week (minimum) placement on a four-year sandwich course. This gives you the chance to gain experience and make contacts for the future.
Whether you choose the three- or four-year option, you will complete the following units in your final year.
Criminology of Organisations
Drugs, Crime and Society
Option units (choose two):
Crime and Criminal Justice in the 21st Century
Anthropology of International Intervention
Seekers, Believers and Iconoclasts
Terrorism, Protection and Society
Politics & Ideology
Government and civil service
Counselling charities and the voluntary sector
International development and aid
Marketing and policy research
Welfare and housing associate professional
Journalism and media
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