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Criminology and Sociology BA (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology**What role do social issues play in crime? How can we work with communities to tackle levels of crime? Combine the perspective of sociology with the focus of criminology to explore solutions that will have long-term positive impacts. There is an opportunity to also achieve an additional professional qualification in youth justice alongside your degree.**Why choose this course?**Combining insights from criminology and sociology will give you a deep understanding of what shapes people's behaviour, beliefs and attitudes. You'll explore the reasons why people commit crime and the social factors at play, including inequality, prejudice and substance abuse. You'll also look at the impact that crime has on both local communities and wider society.**Is this course for you?**The Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdowns have highlighted the social and economic factors that impact crime numbers and types. Anti-social behaviour and drug offences have risen, with overall crime rates remaining higher in areas facing poverty and low educational attainment. This course seeks to address these differences and find community-based solutions that will reduce criminality. **How you will learn**You'll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, group work and research projects. You can also take part in regular departmental research seminars delivered by leading professionals and academics from other institutions, as well as hear from guest speakers who are influential within the criminal and social justice sector.**Opportunities and experiences**You’ll work with local and national community organisations on live briefs, offering research and solutions to the key issues they deal with. There is also the chance to go on a bespoke trip that will focus on conflict resolution in your second year, as well as a three-day study trip to The Hague in your third year.**Careers and employability**BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology provides an excellent basis for developing careers in local or national government, in organisations working towards social justice in a variety of contexts, or in professional settings concerned with conflict resolution or security and risk assessment. Alternatively, students can choose to pursue careers in the criminal justice sector: in policing, prisons, probation as well as private sector companies that operate in the sector.**Did you know? We also offer this course:**- With a Foundation Year

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 105 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    107 55%

    69th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    52nd

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    3rd

    26

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