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BA (Hons)Criminology and Sociology

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

Choose the Criminology and Sociology degree and you’ll benefit from studying two closely related disciplines; with training both in criminology and the theory and methods of applied social science. Learn how to ‘think like a criminologist’ and apply criminology to the context of modern life, social diversity and inequalities in society. Criminologists are interested in how activities are defined as criminal, explanations for crime and social reactions to crime.

You’ll explore fascinating questions surrounding the criminal justice system, the social contexts of crime, and the relationship between behaviour and punishment. Why and how do people break the law? How can the criminal justice system define this, and how people are policed, prosecuted and punished?

Programme structure

In Semesters 1-4, you’ll take the following core modules:

- Social Differentiation – the effects that differences in gender, age, ethnicity and status have on the way in which 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 Classical and Contemporary Social Theory
- Crime and Criminal Justice – the architecture of the criminal justice system, and evidence on, and explanations for, crime and offending.

You’ll also take 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. In the second, you’ll gain a deeper practical and theoretical understanding of research methods in sociology and social policy.

Career opportunities

The Criminology and Sociology degree provides you with excellent training if you’re considering a career in areas such as:

- the police
- prison service
- probation
- social work
- community care
- the law
- human rights agencies
- youth work
- charitable foundations

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