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.
- 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
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesSociology Criminal Law Criminology View 608 other Bachelors in Criminology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Level ABB
- International Baccalaureate 32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
- BTEC Distinction
International21980 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21980 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Lancaster
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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