University Of Portsmouth
Campus: University Of Portsmouth , Portsmouth
Sociology and Criminology
3.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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    Student Satisfaction
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  • £17,700
    Average Graduate Salary / Year

Are you interested in the role society plays in criminality and social problems? Would you like to apply this interest to your career?

On this BSc (Hons) Sociology and Criminology degree course, you'll explore the complex relationship between the way society is organised and the societal causes of criminal behaviour.

You’ll delve into current debates and classical theories around sociology and criminology, develop your research skills and learn from passionate lecturers and teaching staff.

When you complete the course, you’ll be equipped for roles in organisations such as local education authorities, counselling and voluntary organisations. You could also do further training or study, or work for the probation service or police force.

What you'll experience
On this course, you'll:
Analyse how society and crime influence each other
Understand how people interact with social structures and what ramifications this has for law and order
Assess competing perspectives and make reasoned arguments in relation to important social issues
Develop analytic, informational, communication and social research skills
Increase your employability through local volunteer work or a work placement in a criminal justice organisation



  • Theorising Social Life
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Studying Society
  • Researching Criminology 1
  • Modernity & Globalisation: Classical & Contemporary Perspectives
  • Questioning Criminology
  • Punishing Offenders
  • Police, Law and Community
  • Criminal Law and Psychology
  • Crime, Media and Culture
  • Key Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Understanding Deviance and Social Problems
  • Emotions and Social Life
  • Urban Sociology
  • Work, Employment and Society
  • Doing Sociological Research
  • Global, State and Corporate Security
  • Youth Crime, Youth Justice
  • Crime, Reduction, Partnerships and Community Safety
  • Contemporary Terrorism and the Global Response
  • Languages (University Wide Option)
  • Learning from Experience (Faculty Wide Option)
  • Dissertation/Major Project
  • Transformations of Modern Societies
  • Food, Culture and Society
  • Animals and Society
  • Young People, State and Society
  • Learning from Experience
  • Arts and Society
  • Violence, War and Society
  • Sociology of Culture
  • Contemporary Criminologies
  • Safer Communities and Neighbourhood Policing
  • Dangerous Offenders and the Criminal Justice System
  • Fighting Fraud and Corruption
  • Hate Crime
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Offenders
  • Cyber Crime: Virtual Realities, Control and Mitigation
  • Miscarriages of Justice
  • Crime, Exclusion and Mental Health

What do I need to get in?

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Entry Requirements for: United Kingdom


Overall of 300 in United Kingdom Scale .

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Examples of placement organisations include:

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Why Me? Restorative Justice
  • SEK International School, Spain
  • Aurora New Dawn – a charity giving safety, support, advocacy and empowerment to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Careers and opportunities

When you complete this BSc (Hons) Sociology and Criminology degree course, you'll have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career or further training in areas such as:

  • teaching and lecturing
  • research
  • health and social care
  • advertising
  • marketing and media
  • local government
  • counselling
  • voluntary services
  • human resources and recruitment
  • business administration and personnel management
  • law enforcement
  • probation

Our Careers and Employability team will help you get started on the career ladder and support for you for up to 5 years after you leave the University.

Do I Have To Pay?

Not if you are a National of one of the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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Congratulations, you are eligible for 100% tuition fee funding from the British Government. For more information visit our Student Finance page.

After submitting your application to the University, and being accepted, Ucademics will guide you through all the steps needed for you to apply to the student finance program.

UK and European Union students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan given by a British Government Organization called Student Finance England, which is paid directly to your university, independent of your grades or your family’s income.

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International students
£ 9,250
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Tuition Fees are paid per year. The value above represents the tuition fee for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The tuition fees might be subject to minor increases each year due to inflation.

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