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BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology

Goldsmiths, University of London
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology

Explore how societies are organised, and how people are united and divided. Within the context of modern forms of power, examine the nature of crime and criminality from a critical, sociological perspective.

This degree is aimed at those who want to understand how modern societies are structured, but also for those with an interest in crime and criminality.This interdisciplinary degree will give you the skills and experience to pursue a wide range of careers.

Admission requirements

  • A-level:BBB
  • International Baccalaureate:33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655
  • Access:Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
  • Scottish qualifications:BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
  • European Baccalaureate:75%

Additional requirements

Youshould normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Economics or Statistics.

Language requirements

If English isnt your first language, you will need an IELTS score (orequivalent English language qualification) of6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range ofcourses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Year 1 compulsory modules

  • Researching Society and Culture 1A
  • Modern Knowledge, Modern Power
  • Culture and Society
  • Crime, Control and the State
  • Researching Society and Culture 1B

Year 2 compulsory modules

  • Criminal Justice in Context
  • Crimes Against Humanity
  • Researching Society and Culture 2
  • Central Issues in Sociological Analysis
  • The Making of the Modern World
  • Year 3 option modules Module title Credits
  • Confronting the climate crisis
  • Identity and Contemporary Social Theory
  • Dissertation

Year 3 option modules

  • Privacy, Surveillance and Security
  • Race, Racism and Social Theory
  • Sociology of Visuality
  • Sociologies of Emerging Worlds
  • Citizenship and Human Rights
  • Global Development and Underdevelopment
  • Childhood Matters: Society, Theory and Culture
  • Migration, Gender and Social Reproduction
  • Why Music Matters for Sociology
  • Thinking Animals
  • Prisons, Punishment and Society
  • Crime, Control and the City

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Tuition fee for local students is £9250
  • Tuition fee for International students is £17050

Career paths

Sociologists enter careers that centre on the challenges and demands that members of a society face. TheBA Sociology with Criminology degree will provide an excellent base for careers in:

  • Civil society organisations
  • Human rights organisations
  • Policing and probation work
  • A range of research, planning and policy-oriented careers
  • Social services, criminal justice, welfare services
  • Education
  • Local or national government

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Goldsmiths, University of London

With an academic legacy dating back to 1891, Goldsmiths has a rich heritage in the arts and creative disciplines and offers degrees in subjects from the humanities and social sciences to computing and law. Students at Goldsmiths are encouraged to...

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Why study at Goldsmiths, University of London

At Goldsmiths we're constantly exploring, questioning and reshaping the world. You can challenge yourself through our innovative degrees and world-leading academics that will inspire you to see the world differently.

At Goldsmiths you’ll change how you think and be inspired to develop fresh ideas and new approaches to your studies. We champion degrees that provoke thought and stretch the imagination. That’s why so many of our former students are leading the way in reshaping the sociocultural landscape on a global scale.

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Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

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