The first year will provide an introduction to Criminology and within your second and final years you will have more options to tailor your degree. By your final year, you will be prepared to conduct your own research project. You will have the opportunity to explore knowledge and policy in an area of your choice and particular interests. Additionally, module options at this level draw upon the research expertise of the Department and its research centres, which brings contemporary policy debates and research directly into the programme and further enables you to benefit from excellent, world-leading, contemporary research.
Throughout your degree, you will have the flexibility to tailor your options towards your career choice. During your second year you will have the opportunity to undertake an optional placement with a criminal justice agency/voluntary sector organisation.*
- Violence in a Global Context
- Philosophies of Welfare
- Crime and Society
- Criminological Theory I
- Social Research I (Part 1)
- Social Research I (Part 2)
- Social Problems and Social Policy: Social Science in Action Part I
- Social Problems and Social Policy: Social Science in Action Part 2
- Punishment in a Global Context
- Social Research II
- Criminological Theory II
- Contemporary Issues in Policing
You will need to choose 40 credits from the following optional modules
- Terror, Threat and Security
- Gender and Sexuality
- 'Sociology of Race' and Ethnicity - A Global Perspective
- Doing Justice*
- Comparative Social Policy
- Contemporary Issues in Housing Policy
- Managing Health and Social Care
- Self and Society
- Media and Society
- Global Societies
Your third year will be spent abroad at a university in the EU or elsewhere in the world. After completing your year abroad, you will return for your fourth and final year to the same BA degree programme. There are a wide range of countries and universities from which you can choose.
As well as a range of European universities, you may also choose from a range of current institutional partners worldwide. These include countries in which a variety of languages are spoken, including universities at which courses are taught in English. In recent years, students in the department have taken their year abroad in Australia, Canada, Denmark and the United States, among others.
- Harmful Societies: Crime, Social Harm, Social Justice
- Youth, Crime and Justice
- From Beveridge to Cameron: The Political History of the Welfare State From the Second World War to the Present Day
- Drugs: Society, Politics and Policy
- Professional Development Module
- Crime and the City
- Prospects for Social Policy in the UK
- Quantitative Data Analysis I and Quantitative Data Analysis II
- New Migration and Super Diversity
- Sociology of Personal Life
- Divided Publics?
- Your Money and Your Life: From Welfare State to Personal Finance
- Sociology of Health and Illness
- Political Sociology
- Technology and Society
- ‘Freedom’, Control and Critique
* The number who can choose this module is limited due to the availability of placements. Students will be selected according to critera based on academic performance and attendance.
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2020. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.