Criminology and Sociology

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

Year 1 Core modules:

- Introduction to Criminology

- Criminal justice

- Lies, damned lies and statistics

- Producing Social Data

- Sociology in Action

- Research@CitySociology

- Classical Social Theory

- Academic and Professional Development

- Researching society: qualitative methods.

Year 2 Core modules:

- Penology

- Key Issues in Criminology.

You must then pick at least four core elective modules from the below with at least one being a methods core elective:

- Understanding Social Change

- Sociology of Race and Racism

- Gender and Society

- Contemporary Social Theory

- Quantitative Analysis of Social Research Data (methods)

- Qualitative Analysis of Social Research Data (methods).

Elective modules

You can then choose up to three from the following:

- News and Society

- New Media Challenges

- Violence

- Gender and Crime

- Visualising Society

- Transnational Social Movements

- Security Studies: Conceptual Approaches

- Security Studies: Contemporary and Emerging Issues

- Work placement.

Year 3 Core modules:

- Sociology Project

You must then pick two or three core elective modules from:

- Policing

- Youth Crime

- Crime, Culture and the City

- Property and Crime

- Criminal Behaviour.

Elective modules:

You can then choose up to three from the following:

- Global Migration Process

- Celebrity and Society

- Applied Multivariate Analysis

- Education, Skills and the Job Market

- Poverty: What counts?

- Culture, Race, Difference

- Changing ideas about society in the 21st century

- Political Communication

- Interrogating Consumer Culture

- International Marketing of Culture

- Global Politics of Forced Migration

- The Theory and Practice of Conflict and Peace

Start Date

09/2021

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) Other Fees
4 years
Full Time Including Placement Abroad
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time Including Placement Abroad
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time Including Placement Abroad
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £14,790 Overseas Fees