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BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
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Arden University
What role does society play in criminal activity? How do criminals affect their surrounding environment?
This online bachelor's programme immerses you into these and other underlying questions in the studies of criminology and sociology. Prepare to address and contribute to ongoing conversations in criminology and sociology with the knowledge you acquire during your course.

Learning outcomes

Graduates of BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology will possess career-ready skills in:

  • Understanding the criminal justice process in England and Wales
  • Identifying the influence and creation of consumer society
  • Contemporary theories of criminology
  • Assessing sociological causes for abnormal and deviant behaviour
  • Recognising modern societal inequalities, and prevalent prejudices
  • With Arden University, you’ll have access to an engaging and easy to navigate online learning platform called ilearn. Available on desktop and mobile devices, ilearn supports and encourages you to take control of your studies. Providing everything you need to complete your programme in one accessible place, ilearn features:

    • A virtual classroom, library, diary, and lecture theatre rolled into one
    • All of your modules, study materials, career support, and schedules
    • Downloadable module materials so you can access the course when offline
    • Access to an online library containing thousands of e-journals, e-books, podcasts, and videos
    • Engaging forums where you can interact, debate, and discuss ideas with your tutors and fellow students
    • A high school diploma or equivalent qualifications in two subjects at GCE A level plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level.
    • If you are not an English native speaker, you will be required to provide us with a proof of English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above

    Arden University is happy to consider an application from you if you can show them you have the motivation to study the programme.

  • This undergraduate degree introduces you to the interrelated fields of criminology and sociology, providing practical skills for a rewarding career, or the basis for further study. During your studies, you will develop an understanding of social phenomena such as protests and rebellion, as well as explore the criminal justice system, and the ongoing discussion surrounding the causes and prevention of criminal behaviour.

    Year 1

    • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
    • Crime & Society
    • Criminal Justice System
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • Medicalisation of the Self
    • Inequalities in the Modern World

    Year 2

    • Research and Ethics in Action
    • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
    • Environmental Criminology
    • Abnormality & The Deviant Other
    • Policing and Police Powers
    • Protests, Mass Movements & Rebellion

    Year 3

    • Cybercrime
    • Youth Justice
    • Consumer Society & The Commodification of Beings
    • Insecurity & Precariousness in the Globalised World
    • Research Planning & Project

    Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

  • The skills that you develop while studying this programme will make you highly employable after completing your studies. The ability to analyse and evaluate data, communicate effectively, and respond to social issues with sound solutions will prepare you to work in fields such as:

    • Crime prevention
    • Mental health
    • Central and local government
    • Research
    • Court services
    • Social work
    • Counselling
  • If you’d like to apply, please click on the Apply Now or Start Application button on the page. Please fill in the form and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you’ve submitted your application form, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours.


Detloff Rump
I am working for a global firm in a quite senior position, and my hope is that my LLB journey will inspire one or two colleagues to do something similar.
— Detloff Rump, Arden University
You can earn a full time wage, work full-time and support your family as well as study on the side. Definitely I'd recommend it.
— Imran, Arden University
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