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Criminology and Sociology, B.Sc.

Criminology and Sociology, B.Sc.

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A degree combining criminology and sociology examines contemporary social life from a critical perspective, focusing on the causes and consequences of crime and disorder and how communities respond to the challenges of a changing social world. The Criminology and Sociology program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.


You’ll be able to pursue your interests to match your career goals through option modules covering topics such as crime scene analysis, crimes against humanity, migration, domestic violence, the power of the media, child sexual exploitation, anti-social behaviour, terrorism and community safety. In your first year you will join a GB-based residential field trip, and in your second year you could investigate issues of crime and social change in Belfast or in Canada. You can also gain academic credit and professional experience through a short internship in preparation for your career. The students have worked with organisations including Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucester City Safe, the Independence Trust, Cheltenham Foodbank, and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to work on real-world projects – from identifying real homicide risks as a member of Homicide Research Group, to helping the police to reduce anti-social behaviour as a volunteer on Student Community Patrol.

The Criminology and Sociology program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Introductory Research & Fieldwork in the Social Sciences
  • Sociological Issues
  • Understanding Criminology
  • Criminal Justice: From Crime Scene to Court
  • Sociology in the Real World
  • Data Collection & Data Analysis
  • Crime and Society: Theorising Crime
  • Developing Social Research: Knowing the Social World
  • Criminology & Sociology Dissertation
  • Comparative Perspectives on Criminal Justice
                  Option modules
                  • Internship
                  • Fieldwork Elective: Social Sciences
                  • Crimes against Humanity
                  • Gender, Culture and Society
                  • Challenging Injustice: Welfare, Policy and Control
                  • Public Sociology
                  • Forensic Criminology
                  • Crime Science
                  • Policing in the Community
                  • Youth Justice Theory
                  • Working in Forensic Settings
                  • Visual Culture & the Information Society
                  • Politics, Risk and Security in a Global Age

                                                        English Language Requirements

                                                        You need the following IELTS score:

                                                        • Minimum required score:


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                                                        Academic Requirements

                                                        • 112 tariff points
                                                        • BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                                        • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. 

                                                        Tuition Fee

                                                        • International Applies to you

                                                          13500 GBP/year
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                                                        • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                                          9250 GBP/year
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                                                        Living costs for Cheltenham

                                                        • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                                                          Living Costs

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