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Sociology and Criminology
Sociology and Criminology BSc(Hons)
Sociology and Criminology BSc(Hons)

Sociology and Criminology BSc(Hons)

  • ID:UH440246
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  •  IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Information

Why study Sociology and Criminology

  • If you’re interested in society and personal identity, and you want to explore what makes people commit crimes, and how crime may be prevented, this course is a highly rewarding and fascinating combination of sociology and criminology. There’s an equal weighting to both disciplines, and the course is designed to help you prepare for a future career in sectors such as the civil and public services, charities and others.

How will you learn

On the course you’ll be taught by experts from both the sociology and criminology disciplines. You’ll learn from sociology tutors who specialise in areas such as gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, the body, nationalism and identity. Within the criminology aspect of the course, you’ll look at the causes of crime, disorder and theories about how to reduce crime. You’ll benefit from tutors who have a range of research specialisms, and have professional experience working with offenders, victims and crime-prevention agencies, giving you unique insights into real-life experiences.

  • On both the sociology and criminology aspects of the course, you will be able to choose topics and develop your understanding in areas that interest you.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to go on a work placement in your second year, giving you the chance to put what you’ve learnt into practice, you could also make some useful contacts in the industry too. Previous students have worked with community organisations, the voluntary sector, youth offending teams with the police, and within national and local government.
  • You may have the opportunity to study abroad for a term in your second year.
  • You'll also be eligible for student membership of the British Sociological Association (BSA), which could help you stand out from other candidates when it comes to finding employment.

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Year 1

  •  Exploring the Social Sciences
  •  Introduction to Sociology - Society and Culture
  •  Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice

Year 2

  •  Sociological Imagination
  •  Researching Social Life
  •  Exploring Work and Careers
  •  Criminological Explanations
  •  Reducing Crime

Choose one option from a list which may include-

  •  Gender Sexuality and Crime
  •  Working with offenders and Victims
  •  Organised and International Crime

Year 3
 Final Year Project for the Social Sciences
Sociology option modules. Choose two from a list which may include:

  •  Film and Cinema
  •  Race; Ethnicity and Difference
  •  Representing the Social: Culture and Society
  •  The Body and Society
  •  Humanity 2.0: Living and Participating in the Digital Age
  •  Social Research and Enterprise

Criminology option modules. Choose two from a list which may include:

  •  Offenders and Mental Disorder
  •  Serious Crime Investigation
  •  Substance Misuse and Crime
  •  Experiencing Punishment and the Penal System
  •  Contemporary and Comparative Criminology
  •  Terrorism and Conflict Resolution
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Previous Huddersfield Sociology graduates have gone on to roles relating to education, human resources, media, communications, research, marketing, business development, operations, community and social services in organisations including the NHS, Bluebird Care, Kirklees Council, Leeds City Council, Lloyds Bank Plc, National Autistic Society, West Yorkshire Police, Ramsden Solicitors, West Yorkshire Probation, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Halifax Trust, Interserve, Halifax Trust, Leeds Prison Service, Direct Line Group, Covea Insurance, HOME Fundraising Ltd, Pannal Primary School, Think Employment Ltd, G2 Legal Limited, Covea Insurance, Manchester Airport, ASDA.**

*Percentage of graduates from this subject who are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).

**LinkedIn and Graduate Employment Market Statistics (GEMs).

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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