Northumbria university sociology
This degree will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the historical, comparative and contemporary nature of crime, criminal justice and society in a global and transnational context and provide the opportunity for you to pursue your own interests through a wide choice of option modules. This course sheds light on the big issues facing 21st century society, including inequalities, justice, harm and diversity. You will need an enquiring mind and a desire to get out into the community and see the real issues, and a passion to bring about change in society. With a global understanding of society, social dynamics, crime and the criminal justice system, excellent research and analytical expertise and strong decision-making skills, this degree will enable you to do just that. Career-relevant placements form part of your module options in your final year. Applying academic learning to the real world enhances your understanding and gives you invaluable skills to gain future employment, whether with local or central government, charitable organisations, probation providers or as a researcher.
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Full time | Main Site | 3 Years | SEP-18
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Renowned for being a friendly, ‘home away from home’ with a thriving social scene, Northumbria University boasts three campuses: one in the heart of Newcastle’s city centre, hosting Northumbria’s flagship £30m Sport Central facility, engaging students in sport from beginner level right up to performance athletes. Coach Lane Campus is home to Northumbria’s Education, Nursing, Healthcare and Social Work courses whilst their third is situated in the City of London, meaning students on Business, Computing and Technology pathways can study in a location where the financial district meet the technology sector. Northumbria is ranked top 50 in the UK for research power and had the 4th largest increase in quality research funding (REF 2014). According to Times Higher Education, Northumbria had the biggest rise in research power of any university in the UK.