This course is about exploring the fundamentals of sociology and criminology simultaneously. We will explore different theories and apply them to the world around you. For example, you will consider how society responds to crime and deviance and how they are portrayed by the media. Looking at inequalities in society, we will think about how crime and the justice system impact and worsen these inequalities. This is your chance to discuss different ideas and perspectives on how to shape a better society.
75% of your modules will be sociology modules while the other 25% will be made up of Criminology modules, giving you the chance to gain knowledge in both areas. As you progress you can choose from a range of modules covering different topics. This allows you to tailor your degree to your interests and future career ambitions.
On specialist modules you will learn qualitative and quantitative research methods and apply them to your own research. We will introduce you to the different theoretical perspectives you will use to analyse topics such as:
- Social inequalities
We will help you develop your critical thinking skills so you can back up your ideas with evidence and reason. Our team of academic staff will support you throughout your studies. They are all active in social research, meaning the material you cover is the most relevant it can be. Work with them in seminars, workshops and 1 to 1 tutorials and let their expertise become your own.
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.