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Sociology and Criminology (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
This Sociology and Criminology (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster helps you combined, these two disciplines develop your sociological and criminological imagination and answer questions about society and its various institutions.
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Overview

Immigration, crime, social injustice and youth unemployment make headline news almost daily. These are the key issues of our time. If you’re interested in such issues, and want to understand how societal structures impact on people's everyday lives and interactions, or how criminal justice relates to social justice, then you should consider studying sociology and criminology.

You’ll be taught by active researchers, whose expertise includes human rights, migration, comparative and transnational criminology, convict criminology, youth justice, terrorism studies, psychology of crime, education, gender and sexuality, ‘race’ and ethnicity, social movements, families, media and cultural studies. 

As a student on the  Sociology and Criminology (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster, you’ll have access to a wide range of specialist option modules in both disciplines, and you’ll have the opportunity to take a work experience module where you can put into practice the personal and professional skills you will develop while studying.

Careers

This combined degree enables you sufficiently specialise in criminology to enter professions connected to the criminal justice system, but also benefit from the broader careers available to sociologists. You will also gain the transferable skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

Students go on to careers in the police and police-supporting organisations, crime prevention, the probation service, the charity and non-governmental organisations sector, local and central government, teaching, social work, youth work, and many more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crime and the London Underworld
  • Controversies in Criminal Justice
  • Identity and Society
  • Introducing Gender
  • London Explored
  • Psychology and Crime
  • Researching Crime and Society
  • The Criminological Imagination
  • Thinking Sociologically
  • Understanding Race
  • Crime and the London Underworld
  • Controversies in Criminal Justice
  • Identity and Society
  • Introducing Gender
  • London Explored
  • Psychology and Crime
  • Researching Crime and Society
  • The Criminological Imagination
  • Thinking Sociologically
  • Understanding Race

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    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.

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A Levels – CCC to BBB
  • International Baccalaureate – 27 points. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – MMM to DDM
  • BTEC Diploma – DD to D*D*
  • Access – 96 to 120 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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