Sociology and Criminology (BSc (Hons))

University of Greenwich the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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About Sociology and Criminology at University of Greenwich

The BSc Sociology andCriminology degree examines how crime control are related to broader sociologicalissues including class, ethnicity, identity and inequality. It focuses onsocial structures and institutions, and how these factors shape the individualand social life. It also provides an understanding of crime and violence, crimepolicy and the relationship between social status and access to justice andrights. It introduces students to sociological theories and methods with aparticular focus on the causes of and social/legal/political responses tocrime. Issues explored include how crime is defined, how society deals withcrime, state regulation of crime and how the distinction between crime anddeviance changes over time. Students also gain a thorough grounding insociological approaches and debates including understanding inequality, socialstratification, identity, gender ethnicity and social policy.

In addition to providing anunderstanding of theories and current debates within sociology and criminologythe degree focuses on applied research skills and on enhancing careeropportunities. Through taught courses, work placements and dissertationopportunities the degree fosters communication, analytical and organisationalskills that enhance career prospects.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop an understanding of social structures and institutions and how these affect individuals' everyday lives
  • To provide insight into the causes of crime and the social, legal and political responses to it
  • To provide advanced practical research skills
  • To build independent thinking, intellectual curiosity and creativity
  • To create confidence, openness to new ideas and situations, and an ability to recognise and create opportunities
  • To foster cultural awareness, global and social responsibility
  • To enhance communication and analytical and management skills
  • To strengthen career related competencies including the use of information technologies, team work problem solving and professionalism
  • To provide students with a solid foundation for careers in related areas (for instance criminal justice, public policy, education, youth work, third sector) and/or postgraduate study in sociology, criminology, social/public policy.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

  • Undergraduate finance pages
  • International students' finance pages

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Greenwich to find course entry requirements.

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