Are you compelled to dig deep into the behaviour and backgrounds of criminals? Are you eager to find out whether one type of person is more likely to commit crime than another? Or perhaps you want to discover whether certain factors can drive a person in a criminal direction? If you answered ‘yes!’, then this is the course for you!
Shining a spotlight on criminology from a sociological perspective, our degree will give you the sophisticated knowledge and analytical skillset needed for breaking into the public and social sectors, as well as the criminal justice system, or alternatively is a great starting block for further study.
Taught by academic experts and specialist guest speakers, you’ll get to grips with advanced theory, tackling curriculum hot topics such as social exclusion, trafficking, migration, terrorism, anthropology, globalisation, and many other eye-opening components.
Praised for its flexibility, the course allows you to complete either a 30-week placement in your third year, or a 20-day placement in your second year – crucial for enhancing your employability. Plus, in your final year you’ll get the chance to develop your own piece of research based on a topic that interests you, or perhaps aligns itself with your future career or study plans, in the form of a final year dissertation.
90% of our final year students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating – join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day.
See Course details for more information, including how this course will be delivered safely in autumn 2020 in response to Covid-19.
All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated. There was insufficient data to publish information specifically for this course. This is either because the course size is small or respondent numbers were low. Therefore, the data displayed is for all students in Sociology.
Next start date:
September 2020, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week work placement, Full time
All subjects considered
International entry requirements:
For September 2020 and September 2021 entry: If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.