Are you interested in exploring modern sociological issues? Do you want to tackle controversial problems about crime and justice? Then explore our criminology and sociology degrees through Clearing today. 

Our criminology and sociology Clearing degrees are designed to give you insights into the key criminological and sociological issues in modern day society. Our courses investigate the tough questions about poverty, immigration, and austerity. Whether you want to understand social structures, explore methods of improving and shaping human lives, or investigate difficult questions in society, we’re here to help you find your ideal criminology and sociology Clearing degree.    

We also offer criminology and sociology degrees with foundation years through Clearing. These courses will help you gain a thorough understanding of social sciences and build your confidence with university-level study.

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Criminology Clearing degrees

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Our criminology Clearing courses explore the themes of crime, deviance, justice, law, regulation, and punishment – and the part they play in the construction, maintenance, and disturbance of social norms. If you secure a criminology degree Clearing place, you will be able to tailor the programme to your interests, with optional modules in a range of topics.  

As part of our criminology degrees through Clearing, we maintain strong industry links with professional bodies. Our connections include Greater Manchester Police, HMP Manchester, HMP Liverpool, Salford Magistrates Court, and Greater Manchester Probation Authority. These connections provide you with a range of study benefits, including: 

  • field visits 
  • national and international conference attendance 
  • portfolio surgeries 
  • guest speakers 
  • workshops 
  • placements 

Explore our criminology Clearing courses

We offer a range of criminology courses through Clearing. Learn more about these programmes below.

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BSc (Hons) Criminology

On our BSc (Hons) Criminology degree, you’ll focus on the causes of crime and deviant behaviour and how this affects society. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, you will develop your analytical and critical thinking to explore crime as a social construct and start asking important questions, such as: what are the individual and societal causes of crime?

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

Interested in the links between social relationships, crime, and justice? Our BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology degree explores the nature of human relationships and how they can be influenced by crime and justice. You will study historical and contemporary issues from local and global perspectives. Develop your understanding of key conceptual issues in society, crime, and the criminal justice system. 

BSc (Hons) Criminology with Counselling

Gain a thorough grounding in criminology and counselling on our BSc (Hons) Criminology with Counselling course. These two disciplines are vital to the criminal justice system. By studying them together, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the causes of crime, how to tend to victims of crime, and how to reduce re-offending.  

Criminology studies the process of victimisation, the workings of the criminal justice system, and the techniques for preventing crime. Counselling addresses some of the causes of offending, investigates restorative justice, and explores how to alleviate stress among those who are caught up in the criminal justice system. 

BSc (Hons) Criminology with Foundation Year

Our foundation degrees are designed to improve your academic skills and confidence, ensuring you grasp the fundamentals before advancing to degree-level study. If you're considering our Criminology degree but need extra preparation, our BSc (Hons) Criminology with Foundation Year is tailored for you. It focuses on key social science topics, preparing you for success on our Criminology degree course. 

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year

On our BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year course, you'll start by studying a foundation year, which will give you the grounding you need for university-level study. Once you complete the foundation year, you'll progress onto our Criminology and Sociology degree course, where you'll study a mix of modules in sociology, criminology, social policy, and social care. This foundation year route is ideal if you are interested in pursuing a degree, but need extra preparation before starting. 

BSc (Hons) Criminology with Counselling with Foundation Year

Are you passionate about social change? Do you want to explore theories on crime, victim care, and perpetrator rehabilitation? If you want to study this area but need some extra preparation before diving into university-level studies, our BSc (Hons) Criminology with Counselling with Foundation Year course is perfect for you.  

This foundation year course will strengthen your academic abilities and establish a solid foundation in the subject before you progress further in your studies. 

Lynsey's story

Former BSc (Hons) Criminology degree student, Lyndsey, tells us how her career has progressed since graduating:  

“Using the qualifications and experience I gained during my time at Salford, I went on to pursue my teaching qualification to work in the criminal justice sector. My degree gave me the preparation I needed to get a job teaching in various prisons. It’s been challenging, but highly rewarding.” 

Sociology Clearing degrees

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Our sociology courses in Clearing are ideal for inquisitive minds. In sociology, you have the opportunity to question and challenge conventional assumptions about the world, allowing you to move beyond them. Our sociology Clearing courses are taught by internationally recognised experts who research a diverse and exciting range of subjects. These include the legal system, social unrest and riots, the media and popular culture, cities, bodies, and much more.  

Here at Salford, we also have close associations with professional bodies to enhance your sociology studies. These connections include Amnesty International, Salford Youth Offending Team, Working Class Movement Library, Greater Manchester Police, and Peace Brigades International. Working with these professional bodies during your degree provides you with study benefits such as: 

  • field visits 
  • portfolio surgeries 
  • guest lectures 
  • seminars 
  • workshops 
  • placements 

Explore our sociology Clearing degrees 

We offer a range of sociology courses through Clearing. Learn more about these programmes below. 

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BSc (Hons) Sociology

For decades, sociologists have studied human connections. If you’re interested in tackling difficult issues, such as privacy, social unrest, immigration and sexism, then our BSc (Hons) Sociology course is perfect for you.  

On our sociology Clearing course, you'll benefit from our strong links with local government, social care providers, prisons, courts, charities, community development organisations, and youth organisations, as you explore the impact of key historical and contemporary events. 


BSc (Hons) Sociology with Foundation Year

If you have a passion for sociology but need extra support before starting degree-level study, our BSc (Hons) Sociology with Foundation Year will help you bridge the gap. During your foundation year, you'll get a grounding in key subjects in the social sciences, so that you can continue to successfully study your degree in Sociology. 

Siobhan's story

: Smiling headshot of Siobhan, a criminology and sociology student at the University of Salford

Former BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology student, Siobhan, tells us about her experience on her course: 

“I can’t recommend Salford enough if you’re interested in studying a criminology and sociology degree. The department is very research-active so you’re constantly learning new and exciting things. The modules are diverse and it’s home to such a supportive and engaging atmosphere.” 

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