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BA (Hons)Criminology and Social Policy

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
Tuition fee £15,100 per year
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Overview

Taught by experts in their field, this course is informed by the latest developments in social research.

You’ll discover how to assess the issues surrounding crime and social problems. You will be able to answer questions such as: how does society work, how are crime and other social problems situated in society, and how do different cultures understand these problems? What can we learn from the success of social policies in other countries?

The BA (Hons) Criminology and Social Policy degree provide an international approach to help you understand a wide range of social issues, including crime and criminal justice, inequality and welfare, race, immigration, disability, addictions, youth and aging. We’ll give you the skills to research, analyse and assess the key issues for yourself. You’ll also benefit from the strong research links with on-campus organisations such as the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, the Scottish Institute for Policing Research, the Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research, and the Dementia Centre.

Programme structure

In Semesters 1-4, you’re required to take the following core modules:

- Social Differentiation – the effects that gender, age, ethnicity and status have on the way people are treated in different societies.
- Social Problems – contemporary social issues and policy responses, including crime, white-collar crime and immigration crime.
- Understanding Social Policy – historical and theoretical perspectives on social policy analysis, including crime policy.
- The Development of Social Theory – an introduction to a range of social, particularly sociological, theoretical perspectives.
- Crime and Criminal Justice – the architecture of the criminal justice system, and evidence and explanations for crime and offending.

You’ll also be able to choose additional modules in any subject in semesters 1-4.

In Semesters 5-8, you’ll take two core modules:

The research process is split into two modules.

-The first is an introduction to a range of research methods and a number of issues relating to the exploration of the social world. The second will give you a deeper understanding of research methods in sociology and social policy.

Career opportunities

The Criminology and Social Policy degree provide you with an excellent academic base if you’re considering careers in areas such as:

- the police
- social work
- prison service
- the civil service
- human rights agencies
- regulatory fields
- charitable foundations
- marketing or lobby groups

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