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Course details

Subject area

Criminology and Sociology

UCAS tariff points

104

Start date(s)

2021

Placements

Yes

Study abroad

Yes

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Are you interested in the relationship between societies and crime? Do you want to explore how societies and crime develop in a global context?

Develop your knowledge and understanding of two major disciplines in the field of social sciences with a Criminology and Sociology degree.

You’ll explore traditional areas such as inequality, social stratification, deviance and punishment, as well as more contemporary fields such as terrorism, environmentalism, global politics, sexuality and childhood studies.

The Student Contract

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About this course

We use a range of disciplinary approaches to help you develop your knowledge in contemporary sociological theory and practice, as well as a thorough understanding of the various approaches for responding to and explaining crime.

By combining both disciplines, you’ll develop a good grounding in criminology and sociology that keeps your options open for a wide range of careers. At the same time, you’ll have the flexibility to focus more closely on the issues that suit you and your career aspirations, such as crime, deviance and social control.

Professional experience is crucial, so you’ll complete professional work placements as part of your degree. We’ll work with you to match you with one of our employer partners, or we’ll support you in finding your own placement. You could also spend a semester at one of our international partner institutions through our Study Abroad programme.

Why study with us?

  • You’ll be taught by experienced social researchers who are passionate about criminology and sociology.
  • Take charge of your learning through group discussions and collaboration.
  • You’ll be assessed by coursework instead of exams. We do this so you have the chance to demonstrate a deeper understanding and application of theory in a variety of assessment forms.

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three or four years of study. 

Modules by Year

Foundation Year

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Foundations in Psychology
  • Foundations in Sociology and Criminology

You will only study these modules if you are studying for the degree with Social Science foundation year (4 years)

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
  • Contemporary Research 1

Students are required to choose one option module from: 

  • Understanding Murder
  • Urban Sociology

Students are also required to choose one option module from: 

  • Changing Contexts for Sociology
  • The Criminal Justice System
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Reimagining the Global
  • Cultures of Crime
  • Contemporary Research 2
  • Children’s Rights, Young People and the Law

Students are required to choose one option module from:

  • Professional Placement 2
  • Professional Placement 2 (Volunteering)

Students are also required to choose one option module from:

  • Serious Violent Crime
  • Understanding Everyday Life
Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Gender and Society

Students are required to choose one option module from: 

  • Dissertation
  • Independent Social Project

Students are also required to choose three option modules from: 

  • Intelligence and Security
  • Prisons and Punishment
  • Sociological Perspectives on Childhood
  • Professional Learning Through Work
  • Critical Criminology
  • Contemporary Cultural Issues

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development
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Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, to enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff104
GCSE requirementsGrade C or above / grade 4 or higher in English Language and Maths.
Typical A Level offerBCC
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Student Finance

UK Home Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2021/2022.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2022/23 entry will be set in summer 2021.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students, including EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2021/22.

Part-time study is not available for international students on a Student Route Visa. 

Additional costs

We advise students that there may be additional course costs 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.
  • On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • 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.

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

Our students have completed placements at HM Prison Service, Leeds City Council anti-social behaviour projects, crime prevention projects and with charities that support ex-offenders, the homeless, and drug and alcohol abusers.

Career opportunities

Your degree will prepare you for roles within a wide range of organisations and sectors, including the police service, HM Prison Service, rehabilitation services, emergency and security services, local government, public relations, community work, charities and education.

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