Sociology and Criminology

In Sociology and Criminology, you will develop an understanding of the contemporary world, human behaviour, and the forces shaping society. Sociology focuses on society and social life, while Criminology is the study of criminal behaviour. Together they form an exciting and relevant stream of study, in which you will have the opportunity to explore a broad range of issues, tackling fundamental questions about society and culture in the present and past.

Dates

7 x 3-hour sessions, including one field trip, to be held on weekdays between January and October, both in and out of term time.

 DayDateTimeLocation
Session 1 Wednesday 22nd January 2020 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus, Exeter
Session 2 Wednesday 12th February 2020 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus, Exeter
Session 3 Wednesday 4th March 2020 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus, Exeter
Session 4 Friday 17th April 2020 TBC Streatham campus, Exeter
Session 5 Thursday 30th April 2020 TBC Penryn campus, Cornwall
Session 6 TBC September 2020 TBC Field trip
Session 7 TBC October 2020 TBC Streatham campus, Exeter

Activity Locations

All subject activity sessions will take place on the University of Exeter Streatham campus.

Meeting point: Please see timetable provided at the Exeter Scholars Student Conference

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 and Criminology is the study of criminal behaviour. 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 social inequality, class, the prison system, human rights, mental health, addiction, gender, ethics, 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.

Sociology and Criminology are fascinating areas of study that can open up many doors in shaping your future career. This exciting programme is concerned with social transformation and in developing an insight into the major challenges facing contemporary society. So whether you are interested in the criminal justice sector or in a career in community or social work or are simply captivated by human behaviour, culture and society, this is 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 7 subject activity sessions must be attended, in addition to the Exeter Scholars Student Conference.