This programme is an opportunity to study both Criminology and Sociology within an interdisciplinary social sciences context.
The programme combines Criminology, the field of study which focuses on criminalisation, victimisation and social responses to crime and disorder, with Sociology, the study of human life as found in groups, institutions and societies.
The programme is offered within the School of Social Sciences and has been specifically designed to offer students a truly integrated approach to the challenges faced by modern day society.
Studying the relationship between people, society, crime and the responses of the criminal justice system, allows students a better understanding of the factors that shape behaviour, beliefs and attitudes, and the ability to look for more effective ways to tackle criminal behaviour and reduce its impact on individuals and society.
The topics available will be interwoven across a range of modules and supplemented by research and working case studies to demonstrate how the programme may be applied to everyday life and how society continues to evolve. Criminological and sociological theory underpins the programme at all levels.
- Topics Likely To Be Covered
Subjects may include (but are not limited to):
• culture and consumption
• gender, diversity, inclusivity
• individuals and society
• law, the criminal justice system, and human rights
• migration and ethnic relations
• social media
• victims and victimology
Teaching on the programme is led by the latest research in the field and delivered over a range of formats to promote student engagement and interaction while also allowing for independent development. Assessments are varied to include methods such as presentations, vlogs, research proposals, group work, briefing papers, etc. as these reflect the skills and knowledge base that graduates require in related career paths.
Students will be offered a combination of compulsory modules to provide core skills and a structure to the programme, which is then supplemented by optional modules, which allow students to specialise in their chosen field.
The School of Social Sciences prides itself on the sense of community. Here you will find a warm, friendly environment where staff are approachable and put you at the centre of all that we do. We look forward to welcoming you onto the programme.
- Intended Start Date
- September 2022
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