Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons)


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Through an exciting blend of sociology and criminology, this course sheds light on the big issues facing 21st century society, including inequalities, justice, harm and diversity.

You will consider and critically analyse crime and criminal justice in their social contexts. You will be led by a team of academic staff whose research interests are varied, including homelessness, diversity, domestic violence, policing, re-settlement of offenders and youth justice.

You will need an enquiring mind and a desire to get out into the community and see the real issues, and a passion to bring about change in society. With a global understanding of society, social dynamics, crime and the criminal justice system, excellent research and analytical expertise and strong decision-making skills, this degree will enable you to do just that.

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Career-relevant placements form part of your module options in your final year. Applying academic learning to the real world enhances your understanding and gives you invaluable skills to gain future employment, whether with local or central government, charitable organisations, probation providers or as a researcher.

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Social Sciences and Languages

Location Northumberland Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

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