Social Sciences

Within this broad range of diverse courses we give students the opportunity to find out more about what makes society tick; whether that is through the lens of crime, policing or the study of society.

Social Sciences courses

Criminology BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L6L1   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Criminology is the academic study of issues relating to crime and deviance. This may include the way in which crime and deviance is represented to the way in which the justice system responds to it. Criminology offers you the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of issues that reflect your concerns about crime and deviance.


Criminology with Police Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L3N2   Duration: 3 years full-time | 6 years part-time

Criminology is the academic study of issues relating to crime and deviance. This may include the way in which crime and deviance is represented to the way in which the justice system responds to it.


Law LLB (Hons)*

UCAS course code: M100   Duration: 3 years full-time; Part-time options available on request

The LLB degree provides the essential subject knowledge to excel in the law, and a myriad of opportunities to develop the skills and attributes essential for a successful career. Each module promotes learning through lectures and small group sessions led by subject experts in the field. Throughout the programme there are also opportunities to engage in mooting, mock trials, presentation activities, ‘practical’ legal problem solving, and legal research.  


Police Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L4L3   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Modern society is complex and simple answers rarely provide adequate explanations, but this course will help by equipping you with the skills and capability to contribute to a modern police force in a diverse and dynamic society.


Social Sciences Degrees with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

The Foundation Year offers you the opportunity to grow in confidence in academic study through the development of key skills and the exploration of diverse themes and cutting-edge developments in a large array of subject areas in Social Sciences and other Schools.


Sociology BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: 8K9S   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

This course employs an eclectic approach to understanding how individuals interact with society. It provides insight into the ways people live their lives, and explores topics such as gender, cultural identities and religion.


Sociology with Criminology BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: LL33   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Studying BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology at York St John University will give you the opportunity to explore and address issues that are relevant to contemporary society but where a major part of your work will pursue issues relating to crime and deviance. We have great facilities and a supportive team who will make sure that studying here provides lots of opportunities for the next stage in your development. 


Sociology with Police Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L3L4   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Studying sociology gives a critical understanding of the ways that people live their lives in a range of societies from around the world.


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