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Sociology, Criminology and Terrorism

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Take the opportunity to complete a work placement on every course

Analyse the various patterning and investigate the structures and cultures of different societies throughout the world and history. 

Tackling the economy, media, surveillance, gender and race will be key to your studies. You'll also chart social trends to help us better understand the dilemmas of modern life. And you'll raise philosophical issues about the ways in which we study society. 

Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses will give you opportunities to develop your ability to research and assess different theories on the social world. You'll also look at various research methods in the analysis and the place of people in society. 

Our courses are ideal for those with a natural curiosity who are looking for a rewarding career in the community, police and justice sectors. In these roles, you'll get the chance to implement positive changes in people's lives. 


Work experience and careers

Whatever you choose to study at Staffordshire University you will have the opportunity of a work placement, where you’ll gain experience and connections to give you an edge in your future career. 

This work experience may link to your course, or it could be a broader experience. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience. 

Students on our sociology, criminology and terrorism courses often find work in either the voluntary or public sector. Typically organisations involving public health, marginalised people groups and community safety are leaned upon, dependent on career goals and specific courses studied. The voluntary sector can provide a useful insight and future opportunities and students in the past have worked with young people in the Voices programme and with the homeless in the North Staffs branches of the YMCA.

Our students

Steve Barkes

Without the support of the staff and the well-structured approach to teaching, and identifying my learning needs, I would be ill-prepared for my current role. I'm now able to prepare professional reports for management purposes and am able to approach my work in a methodical and analytical manner suited to a professional role.

Our staff

Louis Martin
Louis MartinCourse Leader

Louis has worked for Derbyshire Constabulary before becoming Head of the Roads Policing Unit and Detective Inspector for Derby City Centre.

His areas of expertise were homicide investigation, suspicious deaths and Criminal Justice.

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