Undergraduate prospectus

Sociology and Criminology, BSc Hons

Our sociology and criminology degree takes an in-depth approach to society and crime by focusing on issues such as class, ethnicity, identity, gender and inequality.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Issues explored include how crime is defined, how society deals with crime, state regulation of crime and how the distinction between crime and deviance changes over time
  • Examines how crime controls are related to broader sociological issues including class, ethnicity, identity and inequality
  • Introduces students to sociological theories and methods, with a particular focus on the causes of crime and the social, legal, and political responses to crime
  • Students gain a thorough grounding in sociological approaches and debates including understanding inequality, social stratification, identity, gender ethnicity and social policy
  • In addition to providing an understanding of theories and current debates within sociology and criminology the degree focuses on applied research skills and on enhancing career opportunities

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

ML23 G BSc/SocCri

Department

History, Politics & Social Sciences

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

The BSc Sociology and Criminology degree examines how crime control are related to broader sociological issues including class, ethnicity, identity and inequality. It focuses on social structures and institutions, and how these factors shape the individual and social life. It also provides an understanding of crime and violence, crime policy and the relationship between social status and access to justice and rights. It introduces students to sociological theories and methods with a particular focus on the causes of and social/legal/political responses to crime. Issues explored include how crime is defined, how society deals with crime, state regulation of crime and how the distinction between crime and deviance changes over time. Students also gain a thorough grounding in sociological approaches and debates including understanding inequality, social stratification, identity, gender ethnicity and social policy.

In addition to providing an understanding of theories and current debates within sociology and criminology the degree focuses on applied research skills and on enhancing career opportunities. Through taught courses, work placements and dissertation opportunities the degree fosters communication, analytical and organisational skills 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.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

  • 104 UCAS points from A-levels
  • GCSEs in English (language or literature) and mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.

General studies is not normally accepted.

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Fees and finance

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

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Assessment

Assessment methods include a mixture of essays, examinations, mini portfolios, small scale research projects and verbal presentations.

Careers

This degree provides an excellent basis for careers in a wide range of areas. These include public policy, criminal justice, education, social services, community work, policing, probation and social welfare. Some career options may require further study.

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