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Sociology and Criminology (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Duration
3 years
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS course code
LL63

About this course

Explore the relationship between social behaviour and crime with this fusion of 2 fascinating disciplines. On this BSc degree, you’ll examine our perception of what is right or wrong, and how this changes over time and between cultures. You’ll learn from expert tutors who are consulted by the government, criminal justice agencies and the media. A wide range of rewarding sociology and criminology-related careers await, including social and police work.

This programme is highly flexible, allowing you to develop your own specialist research interests in both sociology (examining the identities, relationships and practices within our world) and criminology (the study of crime, law enforcement and the criminal justice system).

You’ll find many optional modules to choose from, including:

  • Criminological Psychology

  • Race and Ethnicity

  • Violent and Sexual Offenders

Your core modules will help you develop key knowledge and skills in areas such as:

  • theoretical approaches and perspectives in sociology and criminology

  • the relationship between individuals, groups and institutions

  • research methods in social sciences, including quantitative and qualitative research 

As part of your degree you can:

Course location

This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.