Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Explore the nature of crime, why people are seen and labelled as criminal, and investigate the subject from a critical and sociological perspective. We live in a complex, global, mobile and technologically sophisticated world, divided through inequality. What roles do social and cultural sciences play in understanding and investigating crime and criminality? You'll explore the nature of crime and find out how it is different now compared to the 19th century. You'll learn what groups of people are seen and labelled as criminal. You'll be given the tools to understand and investigate crime and criminality from a critical perspective. You'll learn how to challenge common sense assumptions about crime and the policing of individuals, populations and territories. You'll learn about how societies are formed and organised. You'll be trained in research skills to equip you for work in policy and strategic organisations.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher ABBBC-BBBBC
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • GCE A-level BBB-ABB
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABC-BBC
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma