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Criminology and Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
Combine Criminology and Sociology to improve your understanding of some of the most pressing issues today. Study crime and social issues both in and outside the lecture room, and gain an enhanced understanding of current debates. You’ll graduate with skills for employment in areas as diverse as policing, probation, youth offending and government.

About

This course will take you on a journey through the topical crime and social issues of the day, the criminal justice responses to them and their portrayal in the media. Using real-life case studies, academic research and interactive learning sessions, you’ll gain a deep understanding of critical debates in both subjects. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your own specific research interests in your final year dissertation. 

Over  three years, you’ll study issues such as the media, its moral panics and promotion of fear; sex, violence and the profiling of such offenders; deviant behaviour; youth offending; war and terror and genocide. Our optional modules will also allow you to explore issues from corporate crime to human rights, and sexual violence to burglary.

But you’ll go beyond the lecture theatre, too. With visits to courts and prisons, you’ll examine the trial process and methods of rehabilitation, punishment and retribution (historical and modern), deviance, race and gender. Every year you’ll have the chance to travel abroad on one of our international field trips and examine crime and crime control in different geographical and cultural contexts. Our previous trips have included visits to Amsterdam, Krakow, Estonia and Spain.

Working alongside experienced, research-active academics, you’ll develop your research skills, and get used to speaking in public at our conferences and research seminars.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crime News and Criminology
  • Criminal Justice in England and Wales
  • The Sociological Imagination
  • The Sociology of Globalisation

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Please note if you're an EU student and are interested in undergraduate courses, you need to apply via UCAS,
  • Qualification certificates and transcripts, including certified translations, where applicable
  • A personal statement. You can download and complete our Personal Statement Form here.
  • References/recommendation letters
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Passport
  • Current and previous visa(s) (if applicable)
  • Proof of name change (if applicable)
  • Portfolio (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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