BA Honours Sociology (Criminology) Degree
Course Length: Full-time 3 years
Course starts: October 2013
UCAS code: L990
The BA Honours Sociology (Criminology) course at Middlesex University in London explores the use of sociological and criminological thinking on everyday life events beginning with the principal founders of the discipline, Marx, Weber, and Durkheim. The specialist modules in criminology allow you to examine a specific element of social interaction i.e. crime and criminality.
The study of contemporary social structures and specialised institutions is necessary to understand how established institutions regulate the various activities that make up social life and help shape the culture and beliefs of society. Such influences are often driven by political idealism and you will develop a knowledge and understanding of a number of political-sociological themes and locate their development both within a national and a global perspective. You will discover how politics in general and particularly the main political institutions and non-state political actors (social movements and civil society) have changed from the birth of the nation-state to the development of new forms of governance at a local and global level.
- Thinking Sociologically - this gives you the opportunity to learn to think and express themselves sociologically
- History of Social Ideas - this module will introduce you to history of social ideas beginning with the theories of the ancient Greece
- Contemporary Social Structures - this module introduces you to the study of contemporary social structures and the specialised institutions that influence our lives
- Skills and Methods in Criminology and Sociology - this module will equip you with the required learning needed for further study, and introduces you to the building-blocks of academic work, knowledge and understanding in sociology.
- Approaches to Research in the Social Science - this module aims to develop students’ critical evaluation of the range of appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methodologies available, and the underlying philosophical and ethical principles of social research
- Social Knowledges and Critiques - this module gives you the opportunity to develop a critical knowledge and detailed understanding of key issues and developments in modern social theory
- Global Sociology - this module takes as its focus the global dimensions of the contemporary world and introduces you to a range of substantive sociological topics within an overarching global framework of understanding
- Criminology in Late Modernity - this module will examine the theories that developed post 1979 as radical or critical criminology.
Choose the following module:
- Integrated Learning and Work Placement
Or one of the following Sociology modules (if the above option is not selected, you choose 2 of the modules below):
- Media, Communication, Society
- Violence and Society
- Diversity and it Discontents
- Social Movements, Conflict and Change
- Gender, Sexuality and Society
And choose one module from the following list of Criminology modules:
- Organised Crime and Corporate Offenders
- Children as Victims and Offenders
- Gangs and Group Offending
The tuition fee for UK/EU students is £9,000.
The tuition fee for International students is £10,400.
We normally require 240 tariff points for entry onto undergraduate courses. However, some degrees may require additional entry requirements, for example a portfolio or an audition.
For a comprehensive list of qualifications accepted by Middlesex, see further information under entry requirements
English language requirements
You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components) or TOEFL internet based 72 (with at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading).
Middlesex also offers an Intensive Academic English course (Pre-Sessional) that ranges from 5-17 weeks depending on your level of English. Successful completion of this course would meet English language entry requirements.
Applications for UK and EU students should be made to UCAS – the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. The institution code for Middlesex is M80, and the code name is MIDDX. You also need the code for this course, which is L990.
International students from outside the EU can make a direct application. We have a network of regional offices across the world to assist you with your application. They have worked with people from your region coming to Middlesex before and can help. Read more on international applications