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BA (Hons)Criminology and Sociology

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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Overview

Criminology examines perspectives on the causes of crime and violence and the role and function of the criminal justice system. Students explore the background to, and recent developments in, criminology, social justice and human rights. Sociology develops the skills to explore and enquire about all aspects of social life, focusing on critical issues and problems that are central to contemporary societies.

Year 1 is foundational and provides the basis for more specialised study in Years 2 and 3. It introduced students to the key theories, concepts and perspectives within both Criminology and Sociology. In Year 2, students may choose to focus their studies on a range of sociological themes such as human rights, youth studies, race, migration, the environment and climate change, while also studying criminological issues. Furthermore, students develop an understanding of research skills and knowledge. Year 3 focuses on more specialised aspects and students undertake research into a topic of their choice within Criminology or Sociology.

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to Criminology 1: Perceptions and Perspectives
Introduction to Criminology 2: Communities, Identities and Crime
Social Policy
Understanding Society and the Uses of Sociology

One module from a choice of:
Crime and Justice in the 19th Century
Developing Academic Skills
Portraying Crime and Deviance
Conceptualising Crime
Police and Police Work

Three optional modules from a choice of:
Employability and University Skills
Issues and Debates in Social Policy
Understanding the Family
Identity, Equality and Diversity
Health Inequalities
Consumption, Culture and Fashion

Year 2

Crimiological Theory
Applied Research Skills (compulsory if students intend to pursue a Sociology Dissertation)

Optional modules include:
Crime, Media and Culture
Criminological Investigation: Miscarriages of Justice/Innocence Project
Criminal Justice and Punishment
Contemporary Criminological Issues
Criminological Psychology
Applied Techniques: Forensic Archaeology
Criminological Research (optional module for those taking their dissertation in Sociology)
The Environment, Climate Change and Globalisation
Disability and Society
Human Rights, Social Activism and Public Sociology
Race, Ethnicity and Migration
Religion and Spirituality in Contemporary Society
Youth and Social Change
Understanding Urban and Rural Societies
Volunteering for Sociology

Year 3

Dissertation

Optional modules include:
Policing Society
Sex Crime: Criminal Justice and Civil Measures
Young People, Deviance and Crime
Globalised Crime: Organised Crime and Cyber Crime
Crime and Humanity
Crime and Deviance
Gender and Sexualities
Social Movements and Protests in the Internet Age
Substance Use and Misuse
Ideology, Conflict and Terrorism
Globalisation, Beauty and the Media
Animals and Sociology

Career opportunities

Graduates have become historians working in museums and heritage sites. Others work within teaching, retailing, the arts, marketing and local, regional and national Government.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States