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Social Policy and Crime BA (Hons)

University of Leeds

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    22-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our Social Policy and Crime degree is an interdisciplinary programme which explores the fast-growing policy area of crime and will provide you with the expertise to understand and critically appraise how the institutions of the modern state seek to control deviance and criminality.

Throughout the course you’ll study crime in depth, as well as gaining a broad understanding of education, health, housing and poverty. You’ll explore why some activities are seen as deviant or criminal, why some members of society negotiate the justice system more easily than others, and the varying responses to crime. You will explore criminological theories with particular attention to class, gender, race and age.

At the same time, you’ll examine education, housing and urban policies to understand how states provide for people’s social welfare, assessing how such policies impact on people’s day-to-day lives.

Assessment

Modules will use a variety of assessment methods. As well as traditional exams, you could also be asked to complete projects based on essays and case studies, policy briefs, group presentations, work logs, research briefs, project proposals or development agency reviews. In your final year you’ll also submit a 12,000 word dissertation.

Career opportunities

Graduate destinations

Our graduates secure employment with some of the biggest UK companies in human resources, communications management, broadcasting and advertising. They are also ideally equipped to work in the public and third sector including in the civil service, teaching, youth work, fostering/children’s services, probation services, social work, prison service, housing and homelessness prevention.

Postgraduate opportunities

Graduates from this programme are well prepared for postgraduate study across a range of disciplines. Our recent graduates have gone on to study gender studies, social policy, teacher training, journalism, occupational therapy, human resources, marketing, social work, criminal justice studies and social research.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 20,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 45 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    150 78%

    4th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    6th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    29th

    10

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