12 months
18700 GBP/year
8440 GBP/year
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In this Criminology and Social Research course from University of York, you'll learn how to analyse a wide range of data to examine the motivations behind why people commit crime and how societies attempt to control them. You'll also gain a critical understanding and practical knowledge of a range of social research methods relevant to conducting criminological research. 

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Examine the nature and causes of crime from a sociological perspective. 

After finishing your studies, you'll have the skills and knowledge required to pursue a successful career in academic research, criminal justice and related fields.

Careers and skills

In addition to preparing you for doctoral study, a criminology and sociology degree like the Criminology and Social Research course from University of York can lead to a wide variety of careers in the fields of crime and justice. The mix of practical and analytical skills you'll acquire will position you competitively for jobs in this popular field. 

Career opportunities

  • Teaching and academia
  • Criminology specialist at a criminal justice-related organisation
  • Central government
  • Local government
  • Commercial research
  • Policy-making

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advances in Criminological Theory 
  • Critical Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System 
  • Law and Social Control  
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis 
  • Advanced Methods in Social Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent in Sociology, Criminology, another cognate discipline or equivalent suitable experience. Alternatively, we may accept a 2:2 undergraduate degree supported by at least one year of relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time (2 years)

UK: £4,220International/EU: £9,350

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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