BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year*
Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year* is a four-year degree. This course will be taught by practising criminologists and students will develop a comprehensive understanding of cutting edge criminological and sociological theorising and will be able to apply this to current socio-economic policies and conditions. In order to achieve this, students will develop a critical understanding of criminology and sociology in relation to current issues such as urbanisation, embodiment, family, globalisation, marginalisation and migration. Criminology and Sociology will be considered from a fresh perspective using feminist, critical, cultural, and race critiques to revisit societal issues. The course is aimed at students who may not be served by the current sociology/criminology degree courses in research-led universities. The first year is a Foundation Year, which focuses on developing the key skills required to undertake degree level study, both academic and legal/professional related learning. The subsequent three years then follow our full-time BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology course*.
*Subject to approval.
Applicants who possess 48 UCAS Points from a maximum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications, plus GCSE English Language at Grade C/4, will receive an offer following a successful interview with an academic as part of the admissions process which will take place either face-to-face or via phone/skype. A non-standard application route is also available. Any applicant with no or limited formal qualifications will be invited in-centre to complete an in-house literacy test (for those without GCSE English Language at grade C/4), as well as a formal face-to-face interview. They will also need to provide 2 years of appropriate work experience evidenced in a full CV and one reference. Students under the age of 18, but no younger than 17, are able to apply for our Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester campuses only.
International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
Careers in the criminal justice system, policing, probation service, customs, immigration, social researcher, the housing sector and the NGO and charity sector.
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