City, University of London

Course Introduction

This joint course considers how crime is defined, how criminality, victimisation and crime control relate to social issues such as class, gender, ethnicity, politics and the economy and why crime and justice have become defining issues for contemporary society.

This course is suitable for students interested in developing the methodological expertise to analyse social data and the analytical capability to identify and engage with crime and social policy debates. This is especially relevant if you wish to pursue a career in sectors concerned with criminal justice and crime reduction.

The degree's Q-Step Centre-affiliated Quantitative Methods pathway is particularly suitable if you wish to develop strong data literacy and quantitative methods skills.

The BSc Criminology and Sociology course will develop your appreciation of the complex interplay between local and global forces and their relationship to social processes, with particular reference to life in the 21st century metropolis of London.

The course will enable you to develop the methodological expertise to analyse social data and the analytical capability to identify and engage with crime and social policy debates.

This innovative degree is designed and delivered by academics whose research is recognised as world-leading in the field. Research informs its content and you will develop skills to conduct your own research into crime and society, accompanied by a range of other transferable skills.

You can further your research and data skills through a Quantitative Methods (QM) pathway for your final 2 years of study.

Course Modules

First year core modules include:

Research@CitySociology

Classical social theory

Researching society: Qualitative Methods

Criminology

Lies, damned lies and statistics

Producing social data

Criminal justice.

Second year core modules include:

Doing Sociology: Quantitative Methods

Penology

Key Issues in Criminology.

You must then pick at least two core elective modules from:

Understanding Social Change

Sociology of Race and Racism

Culture and Society

Contemporary Social Theory

Third year Core modules include:

Sociology Project

You must then pick at least two core elective modules from:

Policing

Youth Crime

Criminal Behaviour.

Electives modules across all three years can be chosen from across Criminology, Sociology, Media and Politics

Start Date:

09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) Other Fees