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University of Huddersfield

Sociology and Criminology

UCAS Code: ML93

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B in an A Level or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or National Extended Certificate.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Criminology

Sociology

**Why study Sociology and Criminology?
If you’re interested in society and personal identity, and you want to explore what makes people commit crimes, and how crime may be prevented, this course is a highly rewarding and fascinating combination of sociology and criminology. There’s an equal weighting to both disciplines, and the course is designed to help you prepare for a future career in sectors such as the civil and public services, charities and others.**

How will you learn?
On the course you’ll be taught by experts from both the sociology and criminology disciplines. You’ll learn from sociology tutors who specialise in areas such as gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, the body, nationalism and identity. Within the criminology aspect of the course, you’ll look at the causes of crime, disorder and theories about how to reduce crime. You’ll benefit from tutors who have a range of research specialisms, and have professional experience working with offenders, victims and crime-prevention agencies, giving you unique insights into real-life experiences.

- On both the sociology and criminology aspects of the course, you will be able to choose topics and develop your understanding in areas that interest you.

- You’ll have the opportunity to go on a work placement in your second year, giving you the chance to put what you’ve learnt into practice, you could also make some useful contacts in the industry too. Previous students have worked with community organisations, the voluntary sector, youth offending teams with the police, and within national and local government

- You may have the opportunity to study abroad for a term in your second year

- You'll also be eligible for student membership of the British Sociological Association (BSA)(http://www.britsoc.co.uk/), which could help you stand out from other candidates when it comes to finding employment

By studying this course you'll become eligible for student membership of the British Sociological Association (BSA), giving you access to resources, events, and networking opportunities via the BSA community.

Modules

Year 1
Exploring the Social Sciences
Introduction to Sociology - Society and Culture
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice

Year 2
Sociological Imagination
Researching Social Life
Exploring Work and Careers
Criminological Explanations
Reducing Crime
Choose one option from a list which may include-

Gender Sexuality and Crime
Working with offenders and Victims
Organised and International Crime

You may also have the opportunity to study abroad (outside of Europe - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/study-abroad-and-exchanges/exchanges/) for a term in your second year. Within Europe, the University is also part of Erasmus+ (https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/study-abroad-and-exchanges/erasmus/), the European Commission’s Exchange programme, giving you the chance to study for part of your degree in another country.

Year 3
Final Year Project for the Social Sciences

Sociology option modules. Choose two from a list which may include:
Film and Cinema
Race; Ethnicity and Difference
Representing the Social: Culture and Society
The Body and Society
Terrorism and Conflict Resolution
Humanity 2.0: Living and Participating in the Digital Age
Social Research and Enterprise

Criminology option modules. Choose two from a list which may include:
Offenders and Mental Disorder
Serious Crime Investigation
Substance Misuse and Crime
Experiencing Punishment and the Penal System
Contemporary and Comparative Criminology
Terrorism and Conflict Resolution

Assessment methods

Assessment will include coursework, practice/ competency based learning and examination.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Behavioural & Social Sciences

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.

82%
med
Criminology
82%
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

86%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
79%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Welfare professionals
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

£19k

£19k

£16k

£16k

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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