Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Sociology and Criminology

Enrich your study of criminology by exploring the sociological factors that give rise to crime.

Sociology and Criminology

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    L3M9
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Develop your critical analytical and interpretive skills and forge a deeper sociological understanding of the world around you.

As part of this course you’ll:

  • Learn to understand the complex social conditions that drive people to commit crime and how that expert knowledge can enhance your study of criminology
  • Critically analyse and challenge responses to crime in order to help shape a better society
  • Study a variety of topics such as modern theories of sociology and criminology, exploring issues such as youth crime, social exclusion and how the media shapes our perceptions of crime
  • Choose your own area of investigation when researching and writing your dissertation

You’ll engage with sociology and criminology equally. Through a blend of workshops, collaborative projects and observational field trips, you’ll be encouraged to drive your studies in the direction of your choosing.

Sociological projects can include creating wikis or presenting your work at a student conference. You could even see your critical essay published in our school's highly regarded sociology journal.

You’ll be perfectly placed to add impressive work experience to your CV by taking advantage of the wealth of work placement opportunities on offer in Leeds. You can also get involved with live projects and observational research trips to develop your employability skills and prepare you for the world of work.

Each of your modules will be taught by an expert staff member. You’ll learn from a range of practitioners as they share their insights and professional experience through our guest lecture series. Past speakers have included representatives from the probation and police services.

Why study Sociology and Criminology at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Study abroad option
  2. Work placement opportunities available
  3. Guest lectures

BA (Hons) Sociology BA (Hons) Sociology student Joelle talks about his experiences at Leeds Beckett.

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