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BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology with Professional Practice Year

University of Bedfordshire
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Course UCAS code: ML28
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  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Explore your interest in the causes of crime, criminal behaviours, the criminal justice system, international crime, punishment and policing and the impact of race, gender, class, health and the media. Your introduction to theory and research in criminology and sociology covers domestic violence, serial killing and racial and gender discrimination, followed by topics like punishment, theories of deviance and the mass media. The final year covers specialised areas like forensic mental health, and a research project of your choice.
Year 1; Introduction to Theories and Issues in Criminology, Investigating Social Life, Understanding Society, An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, Identity and Structure Year 2; Crime, Punishment and Justice, Research Approaches, The Nature of Social Theory, Sociology of Deviance (optional), Making Sense of popular culture (optional), Crime and the Media (optional), Corporate and Organised Crime (optional), Contemporary Forced Migration (optional), Contemporary Policing (optional) Year 3; Independent Project in Criminology and Sociology, Youth and Crime (optional), Contemporary Issues in Criminology (optional), Understanding the Welfare State and Education (optional), Forensic Mental Health (optional), Contemporary Social Theory (optional), The Sociology of Health (optional), Issues in International Criminal Law (optional)
Assessment Methods:
Assessment is an integral and important developmental part of your learning. Preparation for assessment, undertaking the set tasks and using the feedback provided help you develop and demonstrate skills as well as evidencing your knowledge and understanding. Staff will use the teaching time with you to explore what is expected within each assignment and how it links to the course and unit learning outcomes. The types of assessments vary; there are seen and unseen exams, critical analysis papers, presentations, media – film/music/poetry analysis, discussions, group work, literature reviews, seminar papers, poster presentations, independent research and essays.
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15 January

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It's really great being a student here - the uni and students do their best to make you feel very welcome and there's plenty of resources and help available. The 24/7 library is also a massive plus if you burn the midnight oil like me. The teachers give really good lectures, explaining things in depth and always available to help out, The Union is great, with amazing support services.

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Tel. 0300 3300 073
Email. [email protected]

Tel. 0300 3300 073
Email. [email protected]

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  • Sasha_Elsie17's avatar by Sasha_Elsie17 on 24th January 2019
    So far I have had a much better experience here than I did at my previous university! I have a better social life and feel more a part of a community through my involvement with the Cheer team, Rep scheme and Ambassadorship. The careers team is wonderful- helping me to set up a plan for how to improve my CV and gain relevant work experience, even getting me in touch with an organisation I now volunteer for. The mental health services team is very helpful in informing me of how best to get the right support from the uni itself and my doctor. They keep in touch regularly to make sure that I am feeling and coping okay too. I love my course and the staff could not be more supportive. If there was anything that they could improve on it is the Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) scheme as not a lot of students know who their PAT is nor what they should be used for, However this has already been discussed in a meeting with the union and the reps so changes are about to be put in place hopefully
  • uniboy92's avatar by uniboy92 on 23rd August 2015
    the campus is really good, it's nice and all the staff is all very nice and welcoming
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