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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Criminology and Sociology

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Full-time Criminology

Find out why people commit crime and how it affects society.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2020. Call us on 0330 024 6390 today.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? ML93
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Student satisfaction

This course scored 90% for overall satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Learn analytical and research skills for understanding the nature of crime, society and the factors shaping social change.
  • Understand the real-life applications of theory to experience and behaviour in the social world.
  • Develop personal and transferable skills for enhancing employability and graduate attributes.

This joint degree brings together two related subjects, examining criminological and sociological explanations and asking how they can be applied to the real world. You're introduced to new developments in the field and are encouraged to tailor your studies to reflect your own specialist interests.

Student View
Watch student Emma Higgs talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch the Head of Criminology Shawna McCoy talk about this course.

You start with foundation learning in key areas from both subjects, including crime, society, social behaviour, offending behaviour and criminal and social justice. You then use this core understanding as well as academic, research and personal skills to develop specialist criminological and sociological knowledge.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • class-based discussion and debate
  • group tasks
  • projects
  • simulation
  • case study analysis

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

Course leaders and tutors

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Jamie Irving
Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Applied learning

Work placements

To maximise your career prospects in this area, you will have various opportunities for work-related learning during the course. Employability and placement opportunities are embedded across all three years of the degree course. These include student placement modules and activities with criminal justice/third sector agencies, project work with external agencies, simulation modules, and voluntary work through our employability fair. You will also have access to degree-specific careers advice and support.

International opportunities

You will have the opportunity to study abroad for the second semester of your second year, at institutions in Australia, USA or Canada. You will choose modules that you wish to study, and get the chance to learn about different cultures and learning styles, as well as travel to new places and meet new people.

Networking opportunities

The Helena Kennedy Centre ensures that teaching focuses directly and indirectly on ethical and social justice issues related to the social exclusion/inclusion of a range of vulnerable groups and on promoting social access to all available community resources. You are provided with career-related support from department specialists who help with access to graduate opportunities.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • the police service
  • the probation service
  • the prison service
  • youth work
  • victim support work
  • citizens advice work
  • community liaison work
  • civil service and local government

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Learn more about your department

The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice has brought Sheffield Hallam's law and criminology departments international esteem.

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Entry requirements

All students

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum score of 6.5 in reading and writing, a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Criminal Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Criminological Landscapes Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Graduate Research And Development 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Graduate Research And Development 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Shaping Societies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: The Sociological Imagination Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Deconstructing Research Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Identity, Diversity And Deviance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Power And Control In Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Cybercrime And Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Education: Theory, Policy And Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Environment And Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Exclusion Rights And Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Experiencing Criminal Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Health And Inequalities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Inspiring Real World Criminology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Investigating Cutting Edge Criminology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Life Beyond Crime, Substance Use And Offending Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice On Placement Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Social Enterprise For Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Spin, Propaganda And The Media Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Studies Abroad In Criminology Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Youth: Chaos And Control Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dissertation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: 21St Century Crime: Threats, Responses And Human Rights Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Advanced Research Methods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Charity And Community Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Comparative Criminal Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Comparing Social Issues And Policy In A Global Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Crime And Justice In The Information Age Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Crime And The Media Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Criminal Justice Realities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Culture, Media And Consumption Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Drug Use In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Education, Power And Control Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Experiences Of Health, Illness And Disability Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Experiencing Custodial And Community Sentences Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Families And Kinship: A Sociological Insight Into Family History Studies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Globalisation, Gender And Work Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Making Desistance And Recovery A Reality Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Policing And Crime Reduction Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Politics Of The City Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Power, Sex And The Body Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sex Violence And Extremism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Simulating Justice Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding Human Rights: Disrupting Universalism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding Social Justice And Community Action Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Work, Employment And Globalisation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Criminology courses (PDF)

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