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Studying with us during coronavirus in 2021

Studying Sociology

What to look forward to

We're one of the oldest Criminology and Sociology Departments and studying here will connect you with criminology research and key industry, like the police and youth offending teams.

  • Get hands-on experience to prepare you for graduation

    Our sociology courses aim to prepare you for your future career by giving you real-world experience before you graduate.

    You’ll have the option to take a placement in your third year as a module or you can extend your programme to four years and do a full year of work experience.

    You’ll also get hands-on experience from our variety of practical projects throughout your degree. Most of our modules include a practical assignment like group projects, presentations, and more.

    You can also take a module on volunteer experience, so you can earn credits to graduation for doing good in the community.

  • We're back on campus for teaching

    Your timetable will be built around teaching time using our facilities on campus with online sessions for some activities where being virtual adds value. That means it’s not going to be like 2020 over again. We've combined the best of our pre-pandemic teaching with what's worked best for students while they've been learning at home.

    We’ve planned your learning so it has most benefit for you:

    • You’ll be on campus for seminars and workshops in small groups which will provide a safe space for you to clarify your understanding, meet and learn from your fellow classmates, and discuss concepts with your tutor face-to-face

    • You’ll be taught online through both live lectures where you can ask questions of tutors and lecturers or through pre-recorded lectures that you can watch at your own time.
  • Innovative teaching that's enhanced by technology

    Our teaching and learning approach is evidence-based and designed using feedback from students and staff during the pandemic and in previous years.

    For example, our students particularly liked our pre-recorded lectures as they had the flexibility to study at their own pace.

    We also use technology to enhance your learning and put you in control, like polls and quizzes during lectures so you can interact live.

    Tech also allows us to add innovative new ways of teaching into the mix like using podcasts as a resource for learning and development.

  • Impactful partnerships to help you succeed in your career

    We partner with many organisations to ensure you’re prepared for graduation.

    You’ll interact with them through field work, projects, and guest lectures where you’ll take your theory from the classroom and apply it to real-world issues. We partner with a variety of organisations from the Met Police to local councils.

    You’ll also have the opportunity to expand your network through our links to the industry. Whether you’re looking to take on a placement or for work after graduation, we’ll connect you to the right people and organisations, no matter your area of interest.

Bringing our research expertise into the classroom

You’ll be joining one of the most innovative and forward-thinking Criminology and Sociology Departments in the country when you join us at Middlesex. Our academic staff continue to lead in their research fields from mental health and offending to green criminology.

This research comes to life in our variety of specialist routes and optional modules. You can choose to specialise through our pathways in either Criminology or Psychology, or you can build expertise in your area of interest through optional modules on topics like sexuality and society, health and disability, or race and social justice.

You’ll also be taught by some of the most respected academic researchers in the country. Some of our notable lecturers are Dr Herminder Kaur, who explores topics of young people and digital media or our Head of Department, Kevin McDonald, whose areas of research cover radicalisation in the UK, France and USA.

From our practical teaching methods and industry network to our incredible research staff, we know that studying sociology at Middlesex University will set you up for a successful career.

No matter your area of interest or career goals, we are here to help you along your journey and ensure you are equipped to practice in an ever-changing world.

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