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About

How do we understand crime? How can it be prevented? Why should crime be punished, and how should we go about it? The Sociology and Criminology course at the University of Essex also allows you to apply sociological theories to criminology asking questions like these. 

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Overview

There can be no crime without society. Combining the specialist study of criminology with a broad approach to sociological questions, our course emboldens you to study crime, criminals, and criminal justice within wider social contexts. Understanding society is key to understand every other phenomenon within it, including crime.

Criminologists and sociologists engage with some of the most pressing issues, decisions and dilemmas facing societies today. On our course you explore the nature of crime, criminal justice and punishment within wider social contexts. You will also explore how society deals with the past and the present, with issues such as colonialism and post-colonialism and the future of human rights as the backbone of every analysis.

Your future

  • The Sociology and Criminology course at the University of Essex provides excellent preparation for further academic study, and many of our postgraduates go on to successful academic careers, both in the UK and overseas.
  • Others have established careers in non-governmental organisations, local authorities, specialist think tanks, government departments, charities, media production, and research organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Formative Debates in Criminology
  • Topics in Contemporary Social Theory
  • Sociological Research Design
  • Postgraduate Taught Project and Academic Skills
  • Quantitative Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 degree, or international equivalent, in a social science or Humanities subject or, another discipline which must include at least two humanities or social science modules which can include the research project/dissertation).
  • Applications from students with a degree below a 2:2 or equivalent or a non-social sciences degree will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience, previous modules studied and/or personal statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.

PT

  • Home/UK fee: £4,600
  • International fee: £9,870

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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