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. In the most recent independant survey our 100% of students said they were satisfied with the quality of their course and found it intellectually stimulating (NSS 2017)

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 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 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.

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:

09/2019

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