Criminology and Sociology - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Criminology and Sociology
DipHE Criminology and Sociology
CertHE Criminology and Sociology

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time ULE10005 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY ULE10005 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

L300, L311

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Criminology (Bachelor), Sociology

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Sociology

Programme Leader

TAYLOR E Dr (Sociology)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Have a well-developed understanding of the key concepts, theories and principles of Criminology and Sociology, and their application across a range of relevant substantive areas

Be able to use a range of analytical tools in order to evaluate and conduct research on contemporary issues relating to crime, deviance and social control

Be skilled in using quantitative and qualitative means of investigating crime and other social issues

Have demonstrated critical, inquisitive and independent thought when examining criminological and sociological issues

Possess a broad range of communicative, analytical and organisational skills, and the confidence and knowledge to apply these skills in their careers after graduation.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Have a well-developed understanding of the key concepts, theories and principles of Criminology and Sociology, and their application across a range of relevant substantive areas K
Be able to use a range of analytical tools in order to evaluate and conduct research on contemporary issues relating to crime, deviance and social control K
Be skilled in using quantitative and qualitative means of investigating crime and other social issues; K
Have demonstrated critical, inquisitive and independent thought when examining criminological and sociological issues K
Possess a broad range of communicative, analytical and organisational skills, and the confidence and knowledge to apply these skills in their careers after graduation. K
Familiarity with and critical appreciation of the key elements of Criminology and Sociology necessary for understanding of the contemporary social world K
Familiarity with and critical appreciation of the main theoretical perspectives and debates in Criminology and Sociology and their application to the study of substantive areas. K
Familiarity with and understanding of the range and application of qualitative and quantitative methods used to produce data in criminological and sociological research. K
A critical understanding of the most recent developments in criminological theory, methodology and methods. K
Have acquired sufficient knowledge of criminological and sociological concepts and theory to be able to challenge received opinion, evaluate their own work and report effectively K
Have acquired basic knowledge of criminological and sociological concepts and theories K
To be able to understand standard criminological and sociological text books K
Identify, critically assess and apply key concepts in Criminology and Sociology to a range of relevant substantive areas. C
Distinguish between and evaluate different methodological approaches to the study of crime and society and other related issues. C
Synthesise and evaluate data from a variety of primary and secondary sources. C
Evaluate the relationship between criminological and sociological theories and concepts and empirical evidence. C
Critically evaluate, contrast and challenge different theoretical approaches within the discipline of Criminology and sociology. C
To be able to apply these skills to an extended piece work. C
Identify, critically assess and apply key concepts in Criminology and Sociology to a range of relevant substantive areas. C
Distinguish between and evaluate different methodological approaches to the study of crime and other related issues. C
Synthesise and evaluate data from a variety of primary and secondary sources. C
Evaluate the relationship between criminological and sociological theories and concepts and empirical evidence. C
Critically evaluate, contrast and challenge different theoretical approaches within the discipline of Criminology and Sociology. C
Have acquired further social research skills to enable them, with autonomy, to perform straightforward research tasks C
Have acquired a basic foundation of social research skills to enable them to perform simple research tasks with guidance C
Design and execute independent research using a variety of methods. P
Produce, manage and analyse quantitative and qualitative data. P
Locate, evaluate and apply appropriate criminological and sociological theories and concepts to inform both data production and analysis. P
Identify, collect and apply relevant primary and secondary sources to inform and resolve criminological and sociological issues. P
Work individually and as part of a group to critically reflect upon key debates in Criminology and Sociological and substantive crime and criminal justice related matters. P
To be able to apply these skills to an extended piece of work. P
Design and execute independent research using a variety of methods. P
Produce, manage and analyse quantitative and qualitative data. P
Locate, evaluate and apply appropriate criminological theories and concepts to inform both data production and analysis. P
Identify, collect and apply relevant primary and secondary sources to inform and resolve criminological and sociological issues. P
Work individually and as part of a group to critically reflect upon key debates in Criminology and Sociology and substantive crime and criminal justice related matters. P
Have demonstrated an ability to utilise library and electronic learning material in self-directed learning P
Be able to access learning materials from library and electronic resources P
Communicate ideas, principles and theories by oral, written and visual means. T
Formulate and solve problems, both individually and as part of a team. T
Work towards targets under pressure through discipline and careful organisation T
Use information technologies for a variety of generic and subject specific purposes. T
Apply and present basic statistical and numerical data in an appropriate way. T
Carry out a set of responsibilities in a work environment (for those who undertake a professional placement year only). T
To be able to apply these skills to an extended piece of work T
Communicate ideas, principles and theories by oral, written and visual means. T
Formulate and solve problems, both individually and as part of a team. T
Work towards targets under pressure through discipline and careful organisation T
Use information technologies for a variety of generic and subject specific purposes. T
Apply and present basic statistical and numerical data in an appropriate way. T
Carry out a set of responsibilities in a work environment (for those who undertake a professional placement year only). T
Be ready to develop professional working relationships T
Have attained a reasonable level of computer literacy and study skills T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Students take the dissertation (45 credits) across the whole year plus THREE options from Semester 1 and TWO from Semester 2. Across the whole year, at least TWO options must be designated Criminology options (C) and at least TWO must be Sociology options (S).

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Students take the dissertation (45 credits) across the whole year plus THREE options from Semester 1 and TWO from Semester 2. Across the whole year, at least TWO options must be designated Criminology options (C) and at least TWO must be Sociology options (S).

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Students must choose one of the above three modules.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.