Sociology, social policy and criminology

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Study social sciences - whether your interests are in crime and the criminal justice system, social disparity and cultural diversity, or the effects of policy on society. Gain the quantitative and qualitative skills to conduct your own research.

Using real-life case studies and research evidence, you'll debate complex social questions addressing injustice and inequality. We'll introduce you to core ideas from sociology, social policy and criminology, with further opportunities to learn about related topics and subjects outside social science. Improve your sociological and criminological expertise with an overseas placement and get involved with social impact initiatives. Our joint degrees in psychology and criminology, and philosophy and sociology give you the chance to study 2 subjects together.

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    in the UK for Criminology

    The Times Good University Guide 2024

  • Study abroad options on all undergraduate courses

  • Home to the Institute of Criminal Justice Research (ICJR)

Sociology, social policy and criminology courses

Choose from a wide range of degrees in sociology, social policy, and criminology.

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