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Sociology and Criminology (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    05-OCT-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

There can be no crime without society. Combining the specialist study of criminology with a broad approach to sociological questions, our course emboldens you to study crime, criminals, and criminal justice within wider social contexts.Guided by our expert staff who specialise in terrorism, prisons, drug abuse, and crime in the media, you explore how criminal activity interlinks with age, gender, and social concepts such as power and identity.You will study areas including:- Social divisions, inequality, the nature of work and commercial culture- Culture, identity and subjectivity- Public policy regarding health, the environment, crime and aging- Visual criminology- Social history and crimeYou also have the opportunity to complete a supervised dissertation on a topic that inspires you, encouraging you to think differently and connect with live issues and debates, and preparing you for your graduate career.Our BA Criminology is run by the Department of Sociology, which was rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014), and ranked 7th in the UK for Sociology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 105 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    106 49%

    81st

    36
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    23rd

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.59 72%

    83rd

    1

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