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This course is an exciting opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of two of the key disciplines in the field of social sciences, thus allowing you to extend your future employment opportunities. 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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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.
Your studies will provide you with a wide range of knowledge and understanding in contemporary sociological theory and practice combined with a thorough understanding of the various approaches for responding to and explaining crime. By utilising a range of disciplinary approaches and experienced academics it allows you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations.
Work experience in criminological and sociological settings can be difficult to get - you often need experience to gain experience! Our professional work placements provide you with the opportunity to work in an area of your choice through our great links with local employers. In addition, you also have the opportunity to spend a semester at one of our international partner institutions.
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Modules on this course may include the following:
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:
Year 1 – 15.8% of scheduled learning and teaching; 199 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 861 hours of independent teaching; 200 hours on placement
Year 2 – 13.6% of scheduled learning and teaching; 169 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 926 hours of independent teaching; 150 hours on placement
Year 3 - 11% of scheduled learning and teaching; 133 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 1,068 hours of independent teaching
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.
Year 1 – 92.5% coursework; 7.5% written exams
Year 2 – 91.7% coursework; 8.3% practical exams
Year 3 – 93.8% coursework; 6.3% practical exams
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.
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.
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. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017. Find out more
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 Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017. Find out more
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