For students who want to learn more about the areas of crime and social values, our criminology and sociology degree invites you to study, examine, and debate the most pressing questions facing society right now.
Looking into questions such as: How is society organised? Why are certain kinds of behaviour considered crimes? And, how does social change impact on crime and our approaches to crime? – the course will greatly further your understanding of crime and crime control, and your understanding of the broader social contexts in which crime occurs.
The course also explores the consequences and social implications that crime has on modern society, giving you an insight into the world of human perceptions of crime and preparing you to become a well-rounded and informed professional in whichever career path you decide to pursue after graduation.
Our criminology and sociology degree gives you the opportunity to explore large-scale issues such as poverty and social injustice, alongside micro-studies of social policies. While studying, you’ll focus on ways to understand crime - including policing and the criminal justice system - as well as examining the complex relationship between victims and offenders.
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You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete their criminology and sociology course within 3-6 years. You will undertake the following modules.
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
We are happy to consider your application if you can provide evidence of relevant work experience where you were required to demonstrate critical thinking and analysis skills.
We’ll also ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. This personal statement should outline any experience and skills you have in regard to numeracy, writing, and critical analysis/thinking. We may also ask you to provide references and evidence of further relevant experience.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
This criminology and sociology degree provides you with a wide range of transferrable skills that are needed by employers throughout the criminal justice system and beyond. Within this degree you will have the opportunity to study a diverse range of modules including the criminal justice system, medicalisation of the self, environmental criminology, protests, mass movements and rebellion, and cybercrime, as well as your final year dissertation. All of your course modules are taught online by experienced criminology and sociology lecturers with extensive sector specific knowledge! I really look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
This course teaches you a range of skills that will help you understand criminology and sociology in-depth, so you’ll eventually feel confident enough to make a decision about your career pathway. Whether you already have a future profession in mind, or want to enhance the career you are currently pursuing, we’re here to fully support you in your endeavours.
Studying a Criminology and Sociology course will open up a world of opportunity for your future. While studying, you'll cover a breadth of topics that will develop and enhance your skillset, including:
A criminology and sociology university degree will help to launch your future as a confident, forward-thinking professional, so after graduating, you’ll be spoilt for choice on which career path to go for! Some of your career options could include:
You can also go on to study at Master’s Level. Arden University offer a variety of Master’s programmes and we are developing many more. Keep looking for further developments!
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include: