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Overview

​​This course is an exciting opportunity to develop the knowledge and understanding of two of the key disciplines in the field of social sciences. The programme is a broad-based social science degree that will enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of societies, crime and how both develop in the global arena.


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Course Benefits

  • ​​You will be taught by lecturers who are experienced sociologists and criminologists.
  • This is a career-focused degree that offers professional placements.
  • Assessment is by coursework only – there will be no exams on the programme.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

Criminology and Sociology today, as disciplines, cover traditional areas such as inequality, social stratification, deviance and punishment, but also more contemporary fields such as terrorism, environmentalism, global politics, sexuality and childhood studies.

The programme covers the core elements of Criminology and Sociology. By utilising a range of disciplinary approaches and experienced academics it allows you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations.

The degree offers placement opportunities in each year of study and provides a range of progression opportunities for you in employment and further study. You will also be offered the opportunity to spend one semester at one of our international partner institutions.

Read our full course terms and conditions.

​Modules on this course may include the following: 
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • The Criminal Justice System
  • Recent Developments in Global Sociology
  • Cultures of Crime
  • Politics, Culture and Everyday Life
  • Ethical Issues in Criminology
  • Children's Rights, Young People and the Law

​At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.

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Assessment
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme. 

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class. 

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.
Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 104 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language and Maths.​​​


We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates before a final decision is made. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk​​​

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Find out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student VisaFind out more

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

Placements are always managed very well from the beginning to the end.

Wendy Moore

Co-ordinator at STEP - Supporting the Elderly

Professional Work Placements

More about placements

​​Graduate destinations include: Community work, Charities, Education, Prisons, Rehabilitation Services, Emergency Services, Local Government, Public Relations, Advertising.
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA SociologyMSc Criminology and PGCE courses.

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 

 
Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes. ​
 
Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of youruniversity life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds.

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Leeds

Home to over 100,000 students, Leeds is regularly voted the UK's best student city thanks to its amazing nightlife, culture and shopping. It's also an internationally recognised centre for learning and offers brilliant graduate job prospects.  
 
You'll be spoilt for choice when you arrive in Leeds, so we've put together a helpful guide to get you started. 
​What is Unistats?
Unistats is the official site that allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college programmes from across the UK. The site draws together comparable information on those areas that students have identified as important in making decisions about what and where to study. 

4*​

We have a 4* world-leading rating for some of our research outputs in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Top 25%

​Our Library is in the top 25% of UK universities for e-journals

2nd​ in the UK

We're ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction with feedback and assessment, according to the 2016 Guardian's University Guide

Top 10​

We're top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction (according to the Guardian University Guide 2015) 

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