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Sociology, Criminology and Deviance

BA (Hons)

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National Student Survey 2017

Links with local organisations

Work with offenders and support communities in the local area

Tailor the course

Choose the modules which match your interests in years two and three

UCAS code:
L371
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Mode of study:
Full-time
Duration:
3 years
Academic year:
17 September 2018 - 21 June 2019
09 September 2019 - 19 June 2020
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Explore the impact of equality, social justice, and living in a diverse population on relations between people in our Sociology, Criminology and Deviance degree.

Our Sociology, Criminology and Deviance degree lets you explore the modern world from a variety of perspectives – with a particular focus on contemporary debate surrounding society, crime, deviance, conformity and social control. The course is an ideal option for those who want to address the key issues raised by the government and the judicial responses to them.

The course draws on a variety of disciplines including criminology, anthropology, international relations, sociology and forensic science. We will provide you with the skills you need for independent judgement, self-reflection and critical debate. The course has links with local organisations working with offenders and supporting different communities including Stoke-on-Trent Vulnerability and Safeguarding Hub and the domestic violence prevention programme, Arch.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BA (Hons) Sociology, Criminology and Deviance

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BA (Hons) Sociology, Criminology and Deviance

Course content

In Year 1 you’ll cover a range of sociological and criminological theories and perspectives. You’ll learn about social policy and a number of social problems where you can develop introductory research methods and study skills.

In Year 2 you’ll build on this theoretical base, to develop a better understanding of the interaction between society, crime and deviance through a wide range of topics. Throughout your second year, you’ll also enhance your research skills through an array of assessments.

In Year 3 you’ll write a dissertation on a subject of your choice and study a combination of core and option modules. You will also have many opportunities to explore the following areas: social conflict, social change and social problems - such as homelessness, poverty, unemployment and social and political strategies.

In Year 1 you’ll cover a range of sociological and criminological theories and perspectives. You’ll learn about social policy and a number of social problems where you can develop introductory research methods and study skills.

In Year 2 you’ll build on this theoretical base, to develop a better understanding of the interaction between society, crime and deviance through a wide range of topics. Throughout your second year, you’ll also enhance your research skills through an array of assessments.

In Year 3 you’ll write a dissertation on a subject of your choice and study a combination of core and option modules. You will also have many opportunities to explore the following areas: social conflict, social change and social problems - such as homelessness, poverty, unemployment and social and political strategies.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2018/2019 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2018-2019 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Sociological Theory and Practice 1
Sociological Theory and Practice 2
Crime and Deviance 1
Crime and Deviance 2
Discovering Research Methods
Problems and Policy
Year 2 compulsory modules
Terrorism and Crime
Researching Social Life
Sociological Theory and Practice 3
Sociological Theory and Practice 4
Year 3 compulsory modules
Dissertation
Global Sociology 1
Global Sociology 2
Transnational Organised Crime

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM

Facilities

Careers

Graduates from our Sociology, Criminology and Deviance degree have entered a wide range of rewarding and exciting careers. These include: community sector roles, education, the police, The Criminal Justice System, The Probation Service and social work.

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Enabling Centre supports students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Your tutors are experienced practitioners who will bring real-life experiences to your learning using the most up-to-date skills and technologies.

For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,100 per year of study

For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,320 per year of study

For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Part-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£4,620 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BA (Hons)
Full-time
17 September 2018
Stoke-on-Trent campus
BA (Hons)
Full-time
09 September 2019

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