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BA HonsCriminology and Sociology

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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

By studying sociology in conjunction with criminology, you will
receive a deeper contextual understanding of the substantive issues
and relevant framework in which crime occurs. You will learn the role
of crime in the context of other issues central to British society in
the 21st century. And most importantly, you will acquire a thorough,
deductive and astute skillset that will make you extremely employable
for work in the social services. Your comprehensive theory and
research background will make you an ideal candidate for graduate
positions in policing, juvenile justice, youth work, educational
welfare, family care, probation and social work, local government,
social administration, human resources, communications, marketing and
more.

During the course you will:

  • Cement your understanding of crime in a wider sociological
    landscape
  • Benefit from the ideal balance of theoretical and practical study
  • Gain access to brand new research about crime in countries around
    the world, including Belgium, China and the USA
  • Take units in more specialised areas of sociology and criminology,
    such as forensic criminology
  • Learn research, analysis and policy making skills that will
    impress potential employers
  • Tailor your research for the best chance of securing a position in
    your desired field of work
  • Network with prospective employers

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Theories and issues in criminology and sociology
  • Specialised subjects like forensic criminology
  • Research methods
  • Career development

BACRS-S

Career opportunities

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS

These skills are developed and assessed on the Skills for Social
Science Level 2 unit.

Students produce a targeted cv and an assessed job search report
(which involves contacting a potential employer and staff in post, in
the chosen area, to establish what a particular post involves).
Academic staff and staff from the Centre for Personal and Career
Development provide general guidance on the production of targeted
cvs, applications and databases for researching careers.

CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Career:

The course provides knowledge and skills relevant to careers in the
criminal justice field youth workers, members of youth offending
teams, probation officers, educational welfare officers and police
officers. It also provides a knowledge base for the teaching of social
science, especially sociology.

The general transferable skills that the course develops, together
with elements of the syllabus, also provide a base for careers in
management positions in human resources, marketing, recruitment,
quality assurance and the compilation of statistics.

Further study:

Masters degrees in sociology, criminology and broadly in the criminal
justice field.

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