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Sociology with Criminology BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**If you're interested in studying sociological theory and methods, and you're also interested in criminology, this BSc (Hons) Sociology with Criminology degree is ideal.Two thirds of this course is based in sociology with the remaining third in criminology. You'll explore the complexities of society using social theory and have the opportunity to learn about the different theories of crime.You'll delve into current debates about sociology and criminology, develop your critical thinking and research skills, and learn from passionate lecturers and teaching staff.When you complete the course, you'll be suited to roles or further training in the probation service (if you follow the probation pathway), local government and police force.**What you'll experience**On this Sociology with Criminology degree course, you'll:- Get an in-depth understanding of sociological theory and apply this to contemporary issues- Learn how people's life histories relate to wider social structures- Get an understanding of theories of crime and criminology- Understand and critically analyse notions of justice- Assess competing perspectives on society and crime, making rational arguments based on evidence- Develop analytical, communication and social research skills- Increase your employability through local volunteer work or a work placement in a criminal justice organisation- Have the opportunity to study certain modules as part of the Probation Pathway, which allows you to enter the Probation Service as a trainee probation officer after the course**Careers and opportunities**After this Sociology with Criminology degree course, our Careers and Employability team will help you get started on the career ladder and support for you for up to 5 years after you leave the University.**What can I do with a Sociology with Criminology degree?**After the course, you'll have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career or further training in areas such as:- teaching and lecturing- research- health and social care- advertising- marketing and media- local government- counselling- voluntary services- human resources and recruitment- business administration and personnel management- law enforcement- probationYou can also take optional specialist modules that prepare you for entry into the police force or probation service.**What jobs can I do with a Sociology with Criminology degree?**Job roles you could take on include:- probation officer- police officer- lecturer- teacher- civil servant- social researcher- human resource manager- counsellor- charity worker- campaigner

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

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University information

University of Portsmouth

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    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    115 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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