The programme gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the complexities of the world we live in, particularly in relation to Crime, Criminology and the Criminal Justice system.
You will study a wide range of topics covering both legal and sociological issues of criminology and criminal justice including the social process of crime, the policing of society, social inequalities and the law, punishment and sentencing and the operation of the criminal courts.
The course has real practical application in contemporary society and equips students with knowledge and skills appropriate for a range of graduate roles in criminal justice agencies, including the Police Service, the National Probation service and related fields in the voluntary and public sectors.
The degree provides students with the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice through community-based learning programmes. Community placements enhance your understanding of Sociology and Criminology, deepen your appreciation of civic responsibility and enhance opportunities for employment.
Teaching and learning is designed to support digital literacy. Students will acquire the skills necessary to gather evidence and apply theories to a range of social issues. Students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas. Global comparative perspectives are incorporated in the degree providing students with the opportunity to learn about other countries.
In Year 1 students are introduced to key concepts and methods that allow you to develop a 'sociological criminological imagination'. You then use this to explore the relationship between citizens and the state, social processes of crime, women’s campaigning and volunteering in the community.
Year 2 deepens your understanding of sociological theories and research methods. This is used as the basis to gain a deeper understanding of crime and punishment, sentencing, crime control and prevention, inequalities in the law and wider issues related to human security.
The final year develops your skills in the methods and theories required for sociological reasoning, and enables you to specialise in contemporary issues in criminology, state crime, sex crime, drug policies and a range of subjects such as Gender and 'Third World' Development, Globalisation, Work and Society, Global Education Issues.
You will have the opportunity to work with an academic supervisor on a project tailored to your own interest or on a related research project within an organisation.
You will be taught by skilled staff who are committed to high qualityteaching and whoare research-active. Our research-led teaching ensures that you will be learning about the latest debates in policy and practice
“My experience of the volunteering placement summed up everything I had learnt throughout my time at the University of Wolverhampton. It was the best thing I did”.
“The Sociology staff are so supportive. My educational journey in Sociology has made me feel I can do anything I want to and do it well. Upon graduating with my degree in Sociology, I decided to do my postgraduate studies at Wolverhampton University too, as the experience of the Sociology staff meant I didn't want to go anywhere else.”
A successful graduate from this course is expected to be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
Graduates are also expected to:
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
You will also be required to provide satisfactory reference.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
|Part time #||£2,780|
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321137
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study