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BA (Hons)

Criminology & Sociology

3 years
September 2024

On our Criminology and Sociology degree you’ll explore and critically assess the way society perceives, defines and manages crime - and graduate fully prepared for a career in public or community based services.

Why study with us

  • We offer option modules on our Criminology courses, so you can tailor your degree to your interests.
  • Social Sciences is ranked 4th in the UK with 90% student satisfaction. (National Student Survey 2022).
  • The many progression routes presented on our Criminology and Sociology course allows you to customise your journey to your career aspirations.

What you'll do

  • Explore and critically assess the way society perceives, defines and manages crime - and graduate fully prepared for a career in public or community-based services.
  • The University is part of a worldwide exchange network, which includes countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico and the USA.
  • You can undertake an optional elective in Year 1 or Year 2 from the Centre of Volunteering and Community Leadership at the University. Many second and third year students undertake voluntary work outside of their degree.
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Introduction to Criminology undergraduate degrees


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Academic expertise

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Dr Charlotte Barlow
Reader in Criminal Justice and Policing
School of Law and Policing

Charlotte researches violence against women and girls, in particular domestic and sexual violence. Her work focuses on policing, criminal justice and legal responses. Recent projects have explored coercive control, domestic violence disclosure schemes, rurality and domestic abuse…

Denise Hanson
Deputy Course Leader
School of Law and Policing

Denise is Deputy Course Leader for Policing and Criminal Investigation BSc, and has experience in policing through her background with Lancashire Constabulary. As well as gaining extensive experience in the operational field, Denise worked on the early strategic alliance between …

Future Careers

Our Criminology and Sociology graduates have joined the UK Border Agency, Greater Manchester Police (GMP), local prisons, drug schemes, educational institutions and youth offending teams.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Law and Policing

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