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Liverpool John Moores University

Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L311

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Subject specific requirements: Preferably including a Humanities and Social Science subject Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: DDD Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to HE Diploma

M:24,P:21

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: At least 24 Merits and 21 Passes, or any other combination that equates to 72 UCAS Tariff points in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 24 IB Diploma Points

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 72 UCAS Tariff points with a maximum 20 UCAS Tariff points from Ordinary Level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MMP

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMP if studied on its own or to the total of 72 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

72

​Applications are welcomed from mature and non-standard applicants, who will be considered on an individual basis. These applicants may be required to submit an essay and/or attend an interview, and should demonstrate potential and motivation and/or have relevant experience. International applications will be considered in line with UK qualifications. ​The following criteria are desirable but not essential; we will use them to rank applications. Please demonstrate your development of these attributes in the personal statement included in your application: A critical interest in how societies are constructed and the issues and challenges presented A questioning mind Good written and verbal communication skills, as you will be expected to convey knowledge to other people Good analytical skills, so that you can evaluate policies and practice Good reading and information retrieval skills - obtaining information from a range of sources and using it to support analysis

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2018

Subjects

Sociology

Sociology

The BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University combines two contemporary and popular disciplines, providing you with grounding in core elements of both subjects, together with a wide range of optional modules that will enable you to follow your own pathway. - Taught by subject specialists with national and international reputations for their research and civic engagement- Delivered using innovative teaching, learning and assessment methods, with options for fieldwork at home and overseas, with international study opportunities- The teaching team are committed to sociology and criminology in action, and to making a difference in peoples' lives - You will have opportunities to participate in 'out of classroom' learning activities including educational field visits to organisations, museums, art galleries, places of worship and walking tours- Work placement opportunities in teaching, international development, charities, tourism, media, creative and heritage industries

Modules

Level 3
•Preparing for success: Academic Skills
•Investigating Liverpool
•War: Conflict in the Arts & Humanities
•Peace: The Pursuit of Harmony in the Arts & Humanities

Level 4
•Identities and Studying Society
•Introduction to Criminological Theory
•Inside the Criminal Justice System
•Researching the Everyday
•Media, Crime and Victimisation
•Globalisation, Development and Society

Level 5
•Researching British Society
•Advanced Criminological Theory
•Research in Action
•Local and Global Criminology

The following options are typically offered:
•Globalisation, Culture and Society
•Life Course: A Sociological Journey
•Society and Environmental Conflict
•Sociology of Health and Illness
•The Politics of Social Control
•Imagining Crime: Progressive Criminological Theory

Level 6

The following options are typically offered:
•Dissertation in Sociology
•Interchange in Sociology: Working with Communities
•Interchange in Sociology: Community-based learning
•International Fieldwork in Sociology
•Radical Planet: Protest, Resistance and Alternatives to Urban Capitalism
•Victims and Justice
•The Aesthetics and Politics of Fear
•Police, Power and Social Order
•Disability Studies
•Body Politics: Gender, Sexuality and Society
•Cultural Sociology of Music
•Society, Religion and Belief
•Human Rights
•Crime, Media, Culture
•Children and Young People in Conflict with the Law
•Crime, Space and Place
Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose

We understand that all students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, so we use a range of traditional and innovative assessment methods. These include essays, exams, reports, individual and group presentations, policy analyses, online tests, wikis, critical reviews, posters and group work. Approximately 75% of your assessments will be by coursework and the rest by exam, but this varies according to the options you choose.

Constructive feedback on your assessed work is designed to help you achieve your full potential and get the most out of your studies. Your tutors will provide this in writing, by email or in face-to-face meetings where they will help you identify your strengths as well as areas where you may need to put in more work. They can also direct you to further support if you feel you need it.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,050
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
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Sociology
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Sociology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
98%
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Employed or in further education
89%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
9%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Sociology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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