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Criminology and Sociology [with Placement year] BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

On this degree you will explore the most recent ideas, issues and debates in Criminology and Sociology such as the media, itsmoral panics and promotion of fear; sex, violence and the profiling of such offenders; deviant behaviour; youth offending; war andterror and genocide, giving you a specialist perspective on crime and society.You can tailor your BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology degree to your interests and career goals, through a wide choice ofoptional modules. You might choose to focus on issues from corporate crime to human rights, and sexual violence to burglary. Oryou might want to explore the link between intoxicants and crime or religion and crime.We have a supportive community of staff and students at ARU. Throughout your BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology degree,you’ll benefit from one-to-one personal tutoring and dedicated Criminology social media groupsThrough real-life case studies, academic research, and interactive learning sessions, you’ll develop your research and criticalthinking skills. You may learn outside of the lecture theatre too, with visits to courts and prisons, where you’ll examine the trialprocess and methods of rehabilitation, punishment and retribution (historical and modern), deviance, race and gender. You’llhave the chance to travel abroad on one of our international field trips and examine crime and crime control in differentgeographical and cultural contexts. Or you may choose to study abroad for a semester to gain a more in-depth perspective onalternative criminal justice systems and societies- with funding on offer to cover the cost.You’ll prepare for your future career from the first semester: building a portfolio and CV, attending volunteer and employmentfairs, taking part in our annual Criminology conference, and hearing from key figures in criminal justice debates and the authorsof important criminology texts.What’s more, our links to local and national organisations give you the chance to gain work experience, and lay the groundworkfor your final-year research project. You can also take an optional placement year to really explore your options in the sector.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 96

from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).


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Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    97th out of 105 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    102 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40.0 40%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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