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Sociology with Criminology

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Sociology

Criminology

You will study the fundamentals of criminology and sociology, exploring key theories and learning how to apply them to the world we live in. Consider how crime and deviance are responded to by society and how it's portrayed by the media. Think and critique current inequalities in society and how crime, deviance and the criminal justice system impact them. Debate and analyse different perspectives to help shape a better society.

On specialist modules you will learn the qualitative and quantitative research methods used by sociologists and start applying them to your own research. We will introduce you to different theoretical perspectives and, together with your peers, you will discuss how these can be used to analyse topics such as deviance, social inequalities, victimology, the criminal justice system and more.

75% of your modules will be sociological modules while the other 25% will be made up of Criminology modules, giving you the chance to gain knowledge in both areas.

Our goal is to help you to develop your critical thinking skills, to back up your ideas with evidence and reason and to learn to design, plan and execute research that supports your interests. You will be supported throughout your degree by our team of academics who are all active in social research. This means the material you cover is the most relevant it can possibly be. Engage with them in seminars, workshops and one to one tutorials and let their expertise become yours.

Modules

Year 1
Our academic year is split into 2 semesters. How many modules you take each semester will depend on whether you are studying full time or part time.

In your first year, if you are studying full time, you will take:

3 compulsory modules in semester 1
3 compulsory modules in semester 2.
If you are studying part time, the modules above will be split over 2 years.

You can find out which modules are available in each semester on the Course Specifications.

Modules
Researching and Presenting
Introduction to Sociological Theory
Sociology of Everyday Life
Preventing and Punishing
Victimology
Deviance
Year 2
In your second year, if you are studying full time, you will take:

2 compulsory modules and 1 optional module in semester 1
1 compulsory module and 2 optional modules in semester 2.
If you are studying part time, the modules above will be split over 2 years.

You can find out which modules are available in each semester on the Course Specifications.

Optional modules will run if they receive enough interest. Not all modules will run every year.

Modules
Social Research Methods 1
Sociology of Work
Issues in Criminal Justice
Crime and the Economy
Social Research Methods 2
Political Sociology
Sociology of the Very Worst
Social inequalities: Contemporary Debates
Year 3
In your third year, if you are studying full time, you will take:

2 optional modules in semester 1
2 optional modules in semester 2
Your Sociological Investigation module which runs across semester 1 and 2.
If you are studying part time, the modules above will be split over 2 years.

You can find out which modules are available in each semester on the Course Specifications.

Optional modules will run if they receive enough interest. Not all modules will run every year.

Modules
Sociological Investigation
Sex Work
Critical Criminology
Gender, Body and Power
Murder
Spatial Sociology
Solving Social Problems
Crime and Media
Prisons and Penology
Urban Criminology
Youth and Resistance
State, Nation and Migration
Health, Illness and Society
Digital Entrepreneurship and Social Transformation
Death

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Psychology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Sociology
85%
high
Criminology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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