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Sociology and Criminology BA (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:

LM39

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222


Overview

This degree aims to explore some of society’s most pressing issues in relation to inequality, deviance and marginality.

Why do inequalities exist and why are some people, groups and communities stigmatised and segregated? Why are some forms of behaviour seen as deviant and criminal? How do issues of justice, prejudice and discrimination influence the responses to crime and disorder?

This course uses cutting edge theories and international research to explore today’s most pressing social issues relating to inequality, deviance and marginality.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

What our students say...

The modules are fun and engaging, the campus has a great buzz and the lecturers are approachable experts within their fields.

Molly Brett

Course information

This joint degree course aims to explore how societies develop and change and the role of individuals in relation to social groups, institutions and global forces. We will cover principles of crime and criminal justice, together with social theory, social policy analysis and social justice.

In Sociology, we will explore a range of contemporary social issues, including: globalisation and development, modernity and postmodernity, inequality and social exclusion, media and culture, the family and gender relations, the city and urbanisation and crime and deviance.

In the Criminology components of the course, you will be introduced to theories of crime, deviance, control and punishment and develop rich understanding of the workings of criminal justice institutions such as the police, the law courts and prisons.

86%

of our students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Race and Racism: Historical and Sociological Perspectives

  • Understanding Society

  • Gender and Society

  • Introducing Criminology

  • Controlling Crime

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • A Graduate Career

  • Researching Social Life

  • Tradition and Controversy in Social theory

  • Prisons and Punishment

  • Policing and Society

  • Optional modules

    1 from the following:

    • Global Inequality and Development
    • Sex, Sexuality, Power and Oppression
    • Leisure, Consumption and Tourism
    • Identity, Selfhood and Personal Relationships

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Professional Placement

  • Study Abroad

Overview

Modules

  • Current Issues in Criminology

  • Crime and Social Diversity

  • Dissertation

  • Optional modules

    2 from the following:

    • Work and Society
    • Media, Culture and Communication
    • Family Life and Social Change
    • Field Trip Module
    • Bodies, Power and Cultural Politics

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

12th

Coventry University has climbed the rankings again to 12th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • An international curriculum and opportunities for overseas field trips, a year of study abroad or an overseas work placement.
  • Opportunities to attend talks from guest speakers, events and conferences featuring national and international politicians and dignitaries.
  • Access to an experienced, open and friendly team of lecturers who employ a wide variety of teaching methods and are actively engaged in research which they bring into their teaching.

Links with national and local employers including the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Sociology and Criminology combines two exciting and complementary disciplines.

In Sociology you will explore a range of key contemporary social issues such as: globalisation and development, modernity and postmodernity, inequality and social exclusion, media and culture, the family and gender relations, the city and urbanisation and crime and deviance.

In Criminology you will learn about the causes of crime and the ways in which societies respond to it through policing and the criminal justice system. You will study a wide variety of social phenomena associated with crime and deviance, developing a practical and theoretical understanding of the nature of crime, its causes, its control and associated forms of punishment in contemporary society.

Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars, workshop practical classes.

Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars, workshop practical classes.

You will be assessed using a range of assignments and activities including essays, examinations, case studies and oral presentations. Some modules will base assessment on 50% coursework and 50% examinations, while others will be coursework only.

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed.

In a typical teaching week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of small group or individually guided work each week.
  • Medium group teaching: 5 hours of seminars, tutorials and workshops each week.
  • Large group teaching: 8 hours of lectures, online discussions and web-based activities each week.

In addition, you will be expected to spend 23 hours reading, studying and revising each week in your own time.

One of the main features of this course is its international focus. Lecturers come from all over the world and have expertise in international issues, global development and comparative sociology.

There are opportunities for overseas field trips, study or placements abroad. In recent years students have visited Krakow, Berlin, Sicily and Istanbul and have studied at universities in Sweden, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.

The School hosts events with visiting lecturers from around the globe together with international film and social events.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

The modules are fun and engaging, the campus has a great buzz and the lecturers are approachable experts within their fields.

Molly Brett

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

Waiting for results day? Visit our Clearing pages for advice

What our students say...

The modules are fun and engaging, the campus has a great buzz and the lecturers are approachable experts within their fields.

Molly Brett

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£11,927 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

What our students say...

The modules are fun and engaging, the campus has a great buzz and the lecturers are approachable experts within their fields.

Molly Brett

Career prospects

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market.

The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities have their own Creative Futures unit provides a programme of workshops, embedded learning, lectures, professional experience and one-to-one guidance to help you develop the transferable skills and enterprising habits required for a successful career.

90%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

Where our graduates work

Recent graduates are now employed by police forces and probation services as well as across the public sector in education, the civil service, local authorities, charities and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

Graduates also work in the private sector in marketing and advertising, media and communications, and in human resources management.

£18k

Our graduates earn an average salary of £18,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our students say...

The modules are fun and engaging, the campus has a great buzz and the lecturers are approachable experts within their fields.

Molly Brett
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.