About this course
Explore the relationship between social behaviour and crime with this fusion of 2 fascinating disciplines. 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 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:
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:
take an active part in seminars, workshops and lectures at our interdisciplinary hub, the Institute of Criminal Justice Research
develop your leadership skills and make a difference in our Social Impact Lab
study complementary modules from other areas, such as languages, anthropology or sustainability
study a semester abroad with one of our partner universities in Brazil, Canada or China
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.