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International: £13,650 per year
This course scored 90% for overall satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.
- 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.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
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
- class-based discussion and debate
- group tasks
- case study analysis
Course leaders and tutors
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
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.
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.
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.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
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 can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Learn more about your department
The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice has brought Sheffield Hallam's law and criminology departments international esteem.
This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
- BBC at A Level.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include up to two AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.
- English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
- Mathematics at grade C or 4
• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course
• Grade B from CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in both reading and writing and 5.5 in all other skills, or equivalent
We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.
Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
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'.
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.
|Module: Criminal Justice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Criminological Landscapes||Credits: 20||
|Module: Graduate Research And Development 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Graduate Research And Development 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Shaping Societies||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Sociological Imagination||Credits: 20||
|Module: Deconstructing Research||Credits: 20|
|Module: Identity, Diversity And Deviance||Credits: 20|
|Module: Power And Control In Society||Credits: 20|
|Module: Cybercrime And Society||Credits: 20|
|Module: Education: Theory, Policy And Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Exclusion Rights And Justice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Experiencing Criminal Justice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Health And Inequalities||Credits: 20|
|Module: Inspiring Real World Criminology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Investigating Cutting Edge Criminology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Life Beyond Crime, Substance Use And Offending||Credits: 20|
|Module: Professional Practice On Placement||Credits: 60|
|Module: Spin, Propaganda And The Media||Credits: 20|
|Module: Studies Abroad In Criminology||Credits: 60|
|Module: Youth: Chaos And Control||Credits: 20|
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 40|
|Module: 21St Century Crime: Threats, Responses And Human Rights||Credits: 20|
|Module: Advanced Research Methods||Credits: 20|
|Module: Charity And Community||Credits: 20|
|Module: Crime And Justice In The Information Age||Credits: 20|
|Module: Crime And The Media||Credits: 20|
|Module: Criminal Justice Realities||Credits: 20|
|Module: Culture, Media And Consumption||Credits: 20|
|Module: Drug Use In Context||Credits: 20|
|Module: Education, Power And Control||Credits: 20|
|Module: Experiences Of Health, Illness And Disability||Credits: 20|
|Module: Experiencing Custodial And Community Sentences||Credits: 20|
|Module: Families And Kinship: A Sociological Insight Into Family History Studies||Credits: 20|
|Module: Globalisation, Gender And Work||Credits: 20|
|Module: Making Desistance And Recovery A Reality||Credits: 20|
|Module: Policing And Crime Reduction||Credits: 20|
|Module: Politics Of The City||Credits: 20|
|Module: Power, Sex And The Body||Credits: 20|
|Module: Sex Violence And Extremism||Credits: 20|
|Module: Simulating Justice Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Work, Employment And Globalisation||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
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.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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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