501–600 th
World University Rankings 2021
=73 rd
Impact Rankings 2020
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Criminology and Sociology - Keele University

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Criminology and Sociology. Many of the major challenges facing the world today, such as terrorism, environmental destruction, corruption, and inequalities, can be understood better through a combination of sociological and criminological approaches. On this course you will explore the ways in which institutions, systems of power, culture and economics impact on crime, disorder and social problems. Studying Criminology and Sociology will enable you to think independently, critically, and imaginatively about the issues that shape our everyday lives and our futures.   The compulsory sociology modules will provide you with a grounding in the key areas of the discipline: inequalities, social theory and research methods. Our programme covers a wide range of topics including families, health, activism and protest, social media, globalisation and urban life.   Likewise, the criminology programme introduces you to the theory, practice and research methods associated with criminology as a discipline, as well as offering the chance to learn in more depth about some of the key crime and criminal justice issues affecting contemporary societies. There are also opportunities to gain hands on experience through volunteering in the community and/or work experience with external agencies who work in criminal justice or resettlement. The course offers modules that will enable you to develop your employability skills. You will be encouraged to use primary data (court documents, historical material, statistics, and media reports for example), to analyse and present material to a range of different audiences, and get opportunities to hear from practitioners and researchers active in the field. This range of opportunities will strengthen and diversify your skills, experience and your CV. Many students who study this combination find their degree useful for careers in probation, social work, socio-legal work, the voluntary sector, and policing. Alternatively, you might seek to develop a career in the creative industries, social care, the health sector, advertising and marketing, the charity sector, youth services, and local government. Some of our graduates choose to pursue further academic study.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250