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Sociology and Criminology (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

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:

  • 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:

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 243.02 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.