Undergraduate Study

BA Sociology and Criminology

UCAS code LM39
Duration 3 years
Entry year 2020
Contact

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Entry requirements

A levels: AAB
IB: 34/665
BTEC: DDD

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Sociology

Overview

  • You’ll investigate the causes of criminal behaviour as well as its consequences for victims and society as a whole
  • The interdisciplinary nature of the programme will give you sociological, historical, political and psychological perspectives for understanding and responding to crime and deviance
  • You’ll explore theoretical, empirical and methodological issues associated with sociology and other fields of social research, and develop skill in critical analysis
  • Our broad range of optional modules in your second and third years gives you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests and develop specialist knowledge on a range of topics
  • Get ready for your future career by developing a range of transferable skills relevant to a wide range of careers from social research to media and culture and development work

4th for Sociology in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

9th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research

Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3*

Opportunities to study abroad

I really enjoy the topics that I get to study as part of my subject. I have been able to study modules from education, media and disability to terrorism, war and the criminal and judicial system.

The assessment usually consists of essays on a broad topic so you can really choose what you’re interested in and research and write about it. The department as a whole has an amazing support system with personal tutors giving 1:1 sessions to be able to talk about anything academic or not.

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Charlotte

Undergraduate student, BSc Sociology and Criminology

Entry requirements

Qualification Required grades Required subjects
A-Level AAB n/a
IB 34/665 n/a
BTEC DDD n/a
GCSE C English language
Contextual Offer

A-Level: BBB
IB: 30
BTEC: DDM

Specific requirements must still be achieved, therefore where a grade A is required, offers will be ABC or ACC. Find out more about contextual offers.

International equivalences

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NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

Course content

The BA Sociology and Criminology degree programme is made up of compulsory (core) and optional modules, which are worth 15 or 30 credits each. Full-time undergraduate students need to complete modules worth a total of 120 credits each year.

Depending on your programme you can take up to 30 credits each year in another subject, for instance a language or business module, to develop career-related skills or just widen your intellectual horizons.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Course variants

UCAS code: LMH9

Our four-year ‘with Study Abroad’ degree, offers you the possibility of spending your third year abroad, studying with one of our many partner universities.

Why Study Abroad?

Living and studying in a different country is an exciting experience that broadens your academic and cultural horizons, as well as giving you the opportunity to widen your circle of friends. Students who have studied abroad demonstrate initiative, independence, motivation and, depending on where they stay, may also have gained a working knowledge of another language – all key qualities that employers are looking for in today’s competitive employment environment.

Where can I Study Abroad?

We have partnership arrangements with many prestigious institutions across the globe. Exactly where you can apply to study will depend on the subjects you are studying at Exeter. For a full list please visit the Study Abroad website.

Does it count towards my degree?

Credit for academic work during your year abroad is arranged by agreement between the University of Exeter and the host institution. These marks are then translated back into your degree at Exeter. If you are Studying Abroad for a semester or full year, your time abroad will count toward your final degree. Please refer to your College Study Abroad co-ordinator for further details.

How does it affect my tuition fee and funding?

For the year that you spend studying abroad you will pay a significantly reduced tuition fee to Exeter, but nothing to your host university – for more information visit our fees pages. You will continue to receive a maintenance loan if you are eligible for this whilst on your Study Abroad year.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2020 entry

UK and EU students: £9,250 per year
International students: £18,500 per year

Please note that these figures may be subject to change.

Find out more about tuition fees and funding

Learning and teaching

We use a wide range of teaching and learning methods and also ensure that you have regular tutorials with your tutor, together with a small group of students to discuss oral and written assignments.

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group work
  • Practical exercises
  • Small group tutorials
  • Independent study

You will also have access to personal and subject tutors who will give you the individual help and guidance you need to succeed.

How will I be assessed?

  • Exams
  • Essays
  • Projects
  • Practical assignments
  • Dissertation in your final year

You must pass your first year modules in order to proceed but your performance at this level does not count towards your final degree classification.

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Your future

As a BA Sociology and Criminology graduate you will have an understanding of the contemporary world, human behaviour and the forces shaping society which will be attractive to employers across a wide spectrum of careers. Alongside this you will also develop a range of professional, academic and personal skills including:

  • Analytical, critical and independent thinking
  • Collect, assess and present evidence
  • Quantitative research methods and statistics
  • Qualitative research including interviewing and thematic data analysis
  • Independent research
  • Discussion and group work
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Articulating ideas and arguments
  • Organising, planning and time management

Career paths

The wealth of knowledge and transferable skills gained studying a Sociology and Criminology degree enables graduates to pursue employment in a wide range of careers including:

  • Social research
  • Marketing
  • Media and Culture
  • Human Resources Management
  • Teaching
  • Business and Management
  • Social work
  • Military and emergency services

Exeter Award and Exeter Leaders Award

Many of our students participate in the Exeter Award and Exeter Leaders Award. These schemes encourage you to participate in employability related workshops, skills events, volunteering and employment which will contribute to your career decision-making skills and success in the employment market.

Developing your skills and career prospects

We provide a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. You will be able to access a range of specific activities such as careers skills sessions and employer-led events, or seek bespoke advice and support from Employability Officers based within Colleges.

The Career Zone also organises a busy schedule of activities including careers fairs, skills workshops, and training events, and can advise on graduate opportunities and volunteering.

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