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Undergraduate courses

Sociology and Criminology

Make a positive impact on society

Discover our Sociology and Criminology courses here, or apply now through Clearing.

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Study the challenges we face as a society and learn to think critically about important and urgent issues.

Studying sociology or criminology can lead to career paths including social work, family support work, teaching, youth work, community and charity work, and management roles across the private and public sectors.


Sociology students responded with a 100% positivity score for how good teaching staff are at explaining things. (National Student Survey 2023)


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Criminology BA (Hons)

The study of Criminology is about more than just crime. It's an exploration of how crime impacts the world. On this course you will explore victimology and the social responses to different crimes. We will consider crime prevention, punishment...

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Criminology with Police Studies BA (Hons)

On this course you will study crime and deviance and consider the challenges and functions of modern policing. This combination of subjects will allow you to use criminological theories to examine complex social problems related to policing. This is...

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Sociology BA (Hons)

By studying social theory you will deepen your understanding of the world we live in. You will develop your analytical skills by investigating the challenges society faces and focusing on the topics that interest you most. Together we will examine...

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Sociology with Criminology BA (Hons)

Combine your interests and gain an understanding of both sociological and criminological theories. Together we will investigate the society we live in, explore some of the greatest issues of our time and think about their connection to crime. Your...


Criminology students responded with a 94% positivity score for how good teaching staff are at explaining things. (National Student Survey 2023)

Engage with employers

As part of the Working with Criminology module, you will have the opportunity to work with employers and gain valuable experience. 

Active in research

Work with tutors who are publishing work in the fields of death and media, immigration and social control, video game violence, gender, and sex work.

Find your specialism

Build a degree that suits your interests and career aspirations.

Choose your modules in your final year.

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