Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology

In Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology, you will develop an understanding of the contemporary world, human behaviour, and the forces shaping society. You will tackle fundamental questions about society and culture in the present and past, and examine the rich diversity of human life. Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology are fascinating areas of study that can open up many doors in shaping your future career!

Dates

5 x 3 hour sessions, plus a one-night residential and one field trip, to be held on weekdays between January and October, both in and out of term time.

 DayDateTimeLocation
Session 1 Wednesday 23rd January 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 2 Wednesday 6th February 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 3 Wednesday 13th March 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 4 Wednesday 3rd April 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 5 & 6 Two-Day Residential in Penryn
Thursday–Friday 4th–5th July 2019 13:30 (Thursday 4th)
–15:00 (Friday 5th)
Penryn campus
Session 7 Thursday 10th September 2019 TBC Field Trip
Session 8 Wednesday 9th October 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus

Activity Locations

All subject activity sessions will take place on the University of Exeter Streatham campus, with the exception of the Penryn residential (Penryn campus) and the field trip.

Meeting point: Streatham campus main reception

Subject Activity Strand Content

In this subject strand, you will discover how people behave and interact, and how they have adapted over time, shaping societies across the globe. You will tackle fundamental questions about society and culture in the present and past, and examine the rich diversity of human life. Sociology focuses on society and social life, Criminology is the study of criminal behaviour, while Anthropology is the exploration of humankind and human society. Together they form an exciting, varied and relevant stream of study, in which you will have the opportunity to explore a broad range of sociological, cultural, political, historical and economic issues. You may study topics as wide and diverse as mental health, social inequality, the prison system, animal ethics, motherhood, sexism, violence, globalisation, and the media.

The sessions will comprise a mix of interactive activities run by researchers across departments and opportunities to interact with current students, in addition to meeting professionals in the field that have put their degrees into practice. Along the way, you will be supported by key members of staff and student ambassadors who will offer guidance on applying to university and will be available to discuss any practical concerns you may have. Your Criminology unit will include a visit to Exeter’s Combined Law Courts, in which you have the opportunity to see court cases and various sentencing outcomes in action. You will also have the unique opportunity to experience life as a university student on-campus by attending a one-night residential in the summer. You will stay overnight in university halls of residence, take part in social activities, and explore a variety of similar topics across the Social Sciences, with a focus on the inter-related subjects of Politics, International Relations, and Law.

Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology are fascinating areas of study that can open up many doors in shaping your future career. So whether you are interested in the criminal justice sector or the heritage industry or are simply captivated by human behaviour, culture, and society, this may be the course for you!

 

This subject activity strand has contributions from the following departments:

  • Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
  • Department of Politics and International Relations
  • Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Department of Law

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this subject activity strand. 

Pass Criteria

A minimum of 6 out of the 8 subject activity sessions must be attended, in addition to the Exeter Scholars Student Conference.