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Course details

Subject area

Criminology and Sociology

UCAS tariff points

104

Start date(s)

2022

Placements

Study abroad

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Do you want to see the world in a different way? Are you interested in how our lives and identities are formed by the people around us and the systems we are a part of? Can we live in a more just, more equal society?

Sociology is an exciting discipline that examines the key social issues and problems of the 21st century. You will learn about the divisions and inequalities at the heart of social life, as well as other areas including social media, climate change, and crime and deviance.

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About this course

Your degree will give you a range of knowledge across areas that are fundamental to sociology. You will explore topics such as crime, deviance, justice and human rights, and you will discover and explore new areas and issues that interest and excite you. All of which will give you a comprehensive understanding of the value of sociology and how it helps us understand real-world issues that impact us all.

We know that professional experience is crucial to your success, so you’ll complete professional work or volunteering placements as part of your degree. We’ll match you with one of our employer partners, or support you in finding your own opportunities.

Through these placements, and the assessments on your course, you will develop valuable skills that employers frequently praise our sociology graduates for, such as critical thinking and an eye for detail.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from the experts. Our courses are developed and taught by experienced and passionate social researchers.
  • Graduate with professional work experience, thanks to the placements included with your degree.
  • Take charge of your learning through group discussion and collaboration in the classroom.
  • No exams – we feel the best way to assess your learning is through coursework.

Modules

You will study a variety of modules across your programme of study. The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Modules by Year

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Identities and Inequalities
  • Sociological Thought and Theory
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Social Sciences Skills
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Lifeworlds: Sociology of the Everyday
  • Digital Lives: Self and Society in a Digital Age
  • Crime, Media, Culture
  • Research Methods and Professional Placement
Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Dissertation
  • Professional Learning Through Work

Students are also required to choose two option modules from:

  • Surveillance Societies
  • Gender and Society
  • Justice, Punishment and Human Rights
  • Crimes of the 21st Century
  • Policing Priorities

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development

Programme delivery

Your time on campus, learning through in-person teaching, is at the heart of your academic experience and the way we deliver our programmes. This is supported and further enhanced by additional engagement activities and opportunities provided online and through digital teaching materials. This blended approach seeks to ensure a positive learning and teaching student experience.

Your programme of study has been carefully designed around a three-phase model of delivery:

  1. Preparation: You will be given clear tasks to support you in preparing for live teaching. This could include watching a short-pre-recorded lecture, reading a paper or text chapter or preparing other material for use in class.
  2.  Live: All your live teaching will be designed around active learning, providing you with valuable opportunities to build on preparation tasks, interact with staff and peers, and surface any misunderstandings.
  3. Post: Follow-up activities will include opportunities for you to check understanding, for staff to receive feedback from you and your peers to inform subsequent sessions, and for you to apply learning to new situations or context.

Preparation, Live and Post teaching and learning and the digital materials used will vary by course, but will be designed to help you structure your learning, take a full and active part in your course, and apply and test your developing knowledge and skills.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, including the recently introduced T Levels, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff104
GCSE requirementsGCSE English Language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required
Typical A Level offerBCC
BTECMMM

Fees and Funding

UK Home Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2022/2023.

Part-time tuition fees will be prorated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying.

Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2023/24 entry will be set in summer 2022.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students, including EU Students:

Visit our webpage for international students.

Part-time study is not available for international students on a Student Route Visa. 

Additional costs

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You can now submit your application for courses starting in September 2022. Your application should be submitted to UCAS by 26 January 2022.

If you require a Student Route Visa in order to study in the UK, then you must meet all the conditions of your offer and present all supporting documentation required for the visa application no later than Friday 29 July 2022

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

Professional placements

Thanks to the versatility of a Sociology degree, you can choose to complete placements based on your specific interests. Our students have worked in primary and secondary schools, youth support projects, MPs’ offices, research consultancies, media organisations such as ITV, HM Prison Service, Leeds City Council, publishing houses, market research and a wide range of charities both in the UK and abroad.

Career opportunities

As a sociology graduate you will have developed a range of communication, interpersonal, analytical and leadership skills that will help make you an extremely marketable graduate. Sociology graduates often have a depth and breadth of knowledge and skills that are attractive across sectors and industries including education, business, public relations, research roles and journalism.

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