Criminology and Sociology - Placement Year (Hons), B.A. | Lancaster University | Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Criminology and Sociology - Placement Year (Hons)

48 months
21980 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Combine the two popular disciplines of Criminology and Sociology as you study some of the most contentious issues in contemporary life. Lancaster University's Criminology and Sociology - Placement Year (Hons) degree is jointly taught by the world-leading, research-active academics based in our prestigious Law School and Sociology Department.


Lancaster University's Criminology and Sociology - Placement Year (Hons) degree draws on the expertise of two departments that are highly regarded in the fields of youth justice, policing, prisons and punishment, sex work, hate crime, inequalities, climate change, children and young people, disability, welfare and media.

The first year is flexible, meaning that you can choose from a range of fascinating modules to study alongside your core modules. During your second year you will explore a broad range of criminological theories and perspectives, consider how to ‘do’ criminological and sociological  research and be able to choose a range of optional modules which explore various criminological and sociological controversies and issues. If you would like to take a global perspective on Criminology and Sociology, you may be able to apply for a semester abroad at one of our highly regarded partner institutions in the US and Canada. In your final year, you will have the choice to study specialist subjects in depth from our range of optional modules.

You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas.  This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.


Your degree could open doors to a job in the private, public or voluntary sectors. Our graduates have gone on to roles with Criminal Justice Agencies (the Police, the National Probation Service, GSL UK), the Home Office, the Department for Health, Social Services, NHS Trusts, Charities and the Youth Offending Service.

A dedicated careers officer will be available to you, and you can access professional bodies and organisations through our links with them.

Undergraduate study can also lead to further study options, including our LLM/MA Criminology and Criminal Justice; MSc Criminology and Social Research Methods; MSc Criminal Justice and Social Research Methods; or PhD-level study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Placement Preparation
  • The Sociological Imagination
  • Introduction to Law tor Criminology
  • Criminological thought
  • Measuring Crime: understanding Crime Data and Trends
  • Skills tor researching social and cultural life
  • Sociological Thought for Our Times
  • Work Based Learning preparation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level ABB
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
  • BTEC Distinction

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21980 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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