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London Metropolitan University

Criminology and Sociology

UCAS Code: ML93

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points) in three or more A levels.

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:24,P:15

Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D,D

A minimum of 114 UCAS points to include four passes (grade C) at higher level in a related subject.

UCAS Tariff

112
91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Criminology

Sociology

**Why study this course?**

Explore the social challenges of crime and its effects on the lives of victims and perpetrators. This joint undergraduate honours degree allows you to look in-depth at how issues surrounding class, gender, race and social policy influence criminal activity and victim support.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

Our Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons) degree will equip you with the tools and understanding to analyse crime in a social context and support individuals affected by it.

During the course you’ll explore the relationship between crime, race, gender, wealth and society, while building the skills you’ll need to undertake effective social and criminological research. In our teaching we’ll employ contemporary case studies that will make you aware of the latest challenges faced by society and the innovative ways to deal with them.

This course is unique among other criminology programmes in the UK owing to its focus on youth crime and sociology. You’ll look at issues that influence violence and crime amongst the youth, including consumerism, music, technology and sub-cultures.

London Met’s criminology and sociology lecturers have the professional experience and expert insight to help you progress through your course. You’ll be guaranteed support and access your lecturers, allowing you to focus on your studies and get all your academic questions answered.

We’ll offer you the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement to give you the practical experience of working in the field. After graduation you’ll be ready for a career in the criminal justice system, the police, third sector organisations and more.

**What our students say**

“Lecturers are always willing to talk and give advice about work, even out of office hours. They are so passionate about their subject, it helps me to learn and write essays confidently. Overall, the support I received from the lecturers has made me confident in my subject and hopeful for a bright future in my chosen career. I feel equipped to leave this year and go out in the real world.”
National Student Survey

"The lecturers are always there to help. I love the fact that the lecturers have practical and professional experience in the field that they are teaching us."
National Student Survey

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Cultures, Identity and Difference (core, 30 credits)
Introduction to Criminological Theory (core, 30 credits)
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (core, 30 credits)
Researching Crime and Deviance (core, 30 credits)
Social Problems and Social Issues (core, 30 credits)
Sociological Imagination (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 2 modules include:

Measuring and Interpreting Crime (core, 30 credits)
Self and Society (core, 30 credits)
Crime in Context (alternative core, 30 credits)
Perspectives on Policing (alternative core, 30 credits)
Racism and Ethnicity (alternative core, 30 credits)
Crime, Media and Technology (option, 15 credits)
Youth, Crime and Violence (option, 15 credits)
Youth, Resistance and Social Control (option, 30 credits)

Example Year 3 modules include:

Crime Control and Penology (core, 30 credits)
Criminology and Sociology Project (core, 30 credits)
Living Theory (core, 30 credits)
Criminological Research Practice (option, 15 credits)
Gender and Sexuality (option, 30 credits)
Human Rights and Conflict (option, 15 credits)
Political Sociology (option, 15 credits)
Serious and Serial Offenders (option, 15 credits)
Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime (option, 30 credits)
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (option, 15 credits)
Victims and Crime (option, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through essays, seen and unseen examinations, research projects and a final dissertation, all designed to ensure you have the thorough academic background for the criminology and sociology career of your choice.

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Criminology and Sociology

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.

76%
med
Criminology
76%
med
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

79%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
29%
Drop out rate

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.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

Criminology

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

£15k

£15k

£23k

£23k

£19k

£19k

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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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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