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    Description

    What will I experience?

    On this course, you can:

    • Engage with and evaluate current critical debates and classical theories in both fields
    • Utilise some of the many resources available to you, such as our large archive of documentary films
    • Volunteer locally or do a work placement alongside your studies to improve your employability

    What opportunities might it lead to?

    This course provides a sound basis for careers in commerce, industry and the service sector. You will possess numerous key transferable skills to enter a wide range of careers and professions.
    Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

    • working in the police force
    • teaching
    • social work
    • working for the local government
    • civil service
    • marketing

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year one

    In your first year, you’ll follow a core programme of study focused on introductory units in both fields of study, plus the development of study and employability skills.

    • Theorising Social Life
    • Research Design and Analysis
    • Introduction to Criminology
    • Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • Studying Society
    • Researching Criminology 1

    Year two

    During this year, you’ll follow core units from each academic field, and choose from a range of options to complement these. You will also begin to plan an appropriate topic for their dissertation and acquire the necessary research skills. There is an option in this year to apply for an exchange programme with Moorhead State University, USA.

    • Modernity & Globalisation: Classical & Contemporary Perspectives
    • Questioning Criminology

    Options including:

    • Punishing Offenders
    • Police, Law and Community
    • Criminal Law and Psychology
    • Crime, Media and Culture
    • Key Issues in Criminal Justice
    • Understanding Deviance and Social Problems
    • Emotions and Social Life
    • Urban Sociology
    • Work, Employment and Society
    • Doing Sociological Research
    • Global, State and Corporate Security
    • Youth Crime, Youth Justice
    • Crime, Reduction, Partnerships and Community Safety
    • Contemporary Terrorism and the Global Response
    • Languages (University Wide Option)
    • Learning from Experience (Faculty Wide Option)

    Year three

    As a final year student, you’ll spend much of your study time working on your dissertation. This is a major piece of individual work where you have the opportunity to examine in detail part of the course that has interested you most. You will also be able to shape your year with optional units from both strands of your course.

    • Dissertation/Major Project

    Options including:

    • Transformations of Modern Societies
    • Food, Culture and Society
    • Animals and Society
    • Young People, State and Society
    • Learning from Experience
    • Arts and Society
    • Violence, War and Society
    • Sociology of Culture
    • Contemporary Criminologies
    • Safer Communities and Neighbourhood Policing
    • Dangerous Offenders and the Criminal Justice System
    • Fighting Fraud and Corruption
    • Hate Crime
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Offenders
    • Cyber Crime: Virtual Realities, Control and Mitigation
    • Miscarriages of Justice
    • Crime, Exclusion and Mental Health

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    240-300 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

    English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

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