BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology Study society and human behaviour while you explore why people commit crimes Course in Islamabad || Registration Open
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Are you interested in the issues in the criminal justice system, and the impact these issues have on groups and individuals? This course explores these topics and prepares you for a rewarding and impactful career in the fields of criminology and sociology.
The study of sociology and criminology sit hand in hand. Sociology explores society and human behaviour, while criminology delves into who commits crimes and why. BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology allows you to explore the relationship between sociological issues such as race, gender and poverty, and discover how they relate to crime and punishment.
On this course you will:
- Explore a range of sociology, criminology, psychology and social policy topics.
- Be taught by a team who have rubbed shoulders with criminals.
- Focus on what is going on in the 21st century, and debate how this can affect the future.
- Develop employability skills like decision making and critical analysis.
- Complete assignments linked to real-world issues.
- Have the opportunity to focus on topics that interest you.
Teaching and Assessment
How you will learn
You will build your subject knowledge and practical experience through small seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials, with typical class sizes up to 25 people. These sessions will encourage theoretical and critical inquiry, debate, and practical research.
You will be assessed through a variety of assignments including essays, group and individual presentations, poster design and exams.
What you will study
You will study a selection of core and optional modules in each year. Each module is worth a number of credits is delivered differently, depending on its content and focus of study.
This list is indicative and subject to change.
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Why Sociology Matters I and II
In this module you will explore key sociological principles and theories. You will discuss the role of sociology in understanding the world we live in and develop the knowledge and skills you need to ‘think sociologically’. You will discover why sociology provides fascinating insights into so many aspects of our social world and develop your ability to provide supporting evidence for your views and opinions.
Where you could go after your studies
This BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology degree prepares you for a range of careers across the industry. You could work in welfare careers like social work or the probation service or in areas such as the prison service, police or the Home Office. You could work in criminal justice, the legal system, or HM Revenue and Customs. Other areas include counselling, education and working for the local government.
You will develop your research skills during the course so you could work as a researcher in large company or the Civil Service. Many students also go on to postgraduate studies and become independent researchers.
Potential careers include:
- Social worker
- Community development worker
- Probation officer
- Prison officer
- Human rights officer
- Advice worker
- Social researcher