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    Hey everyone! I'm hoping to study Criminology at Lincoln in 2018, and am wondering how current criminology students are finding the course. The course seems to focus a lot on the sociological aspect of criminology which I'm not a huge fan of, so I'm just wondering how it plays into the modules, and what you learn in the modules themselves. Obviously, I've studied the Lincoln site, but It'd be wonderful to have a students perspective!
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    I’m currently a first year student for criminology, and honestly I wasn’t too keen about the sociology modules but everyone that takes a social science have to take these courses too. It’s not too awful because with most of the modules the lecturer will mention how certain topics will relate to certain disciplines like criminology. Certain aspects of the sociology modules can be very interested and relevant but obviously as a criminology student I prefer the images of crime module which is extremely interesting and worth the other less interesting modules so I would say it is worth it!! Hope this helps
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    (Original post by bexr98)
    I’m currently a first year student for criminology, and honestly I wasn’t too keen about the sociology modules but everyone that takes a social science have to take these courses too. It’s not too awful because with most of the modules the lecturer will mention how certain topics will relate to certain disciplines like criminology. Certain aspects of the sociology modules can be very interested and relevant but obviously as a criminology student I prefer the images of crime module which is extremely interesting and worth the other less interesting modules so I would say it is worth it!! Hope this helps
    Hi, I'm hoping to do the criminology and sociology course in September. Looking at the modules online they don't really explain what they're about, any chance you could give me more information on what the actual modules entail? Thanks X
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    (Original post by eloisebailey13)
    Hi, I'm hoping to do the criminology and sociology course in September. Looking at the modules online they don't really explain what they're about, any chance you could give me more information on what the actual modules entail? Thanks X
    Okay well I’ll give you as brief an outline as possible...
    Applying research is all about quantitative and qualitative research methods and all of the designs, data collection etc around it, and in this module you’ll conduct your own interviews and surveys.
    Images of Crime is more or less what is says, it’s all about looking at how crimes are portrayed in the media. You’ll learn about certain theories and look into certain crimes, and all the assessments are analysing crime in the media.
    Social issues and social justice is mainly about looking at policies and welfare in the UK and other countries too, this includes things like education, health care, mental health etc. Assessments usually give you options of a certain topic you want to research and write an essay about.
    Key social science concepts is all about key thinkers and key concepts, so you’ll learn about certain sociologists such a Karl Marx, J.S Mill and Mary Wollstonecraft among many others and in terms of concepts you learn about identity, citizenship etc. Assessments give you options for essays on one topic such as a specific thinker to write about.
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    Thank you so much! That’s such a big help
 
 
 
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