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Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.- Study criminal and social justice principles, rules and practices from contemporary academic and practical perspectives.- Learn analytical and research skills for understanding the nature of crime, society and the factors shaping social change.- Learn the real-life applications of criminological and sociological theory to experiences and behaviours.- Tailor your studies to reflect specialist interests, which enhances independent thinking and creativity.Benefit from an academically rigorous and career-enhancing education with a joint degree which brings together two related subject areas. You will gain a broad multi-disciplinary understanding of the real-life applications of criminology and sociology to contemporary social issues, and establish personal and transferable skills perfect for enhancing employability. Once you have completed the foundation year, you progress onto the undergraduate degree of BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology.**How you learn**The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology course. You share the first year and first semester with Law, Criminology, Sociology, Politics and Psychology foundation students. In the second semester you will complete a module specific to criminology which will prepare you for your transition to your subject specific degree of Criminology and Sociology.We have highly motivated, knowledgeable and creative staff across the department who bring a breadth and depth of skills and knowledge from the criminal justice and social sector and the broader academic community. This enables high quality learning of the core aspects of the two subject areas, as well as a range of specialist topics and areas of study.You learn through- Lectures- Seminars- Workshops- Projects- Peer learning- Placement activity- Visits- Guest lectures- Simulation- Case study analysis- Online learning resources

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

14,415per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:CC at A LevelMPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.


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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 105 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    107 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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