Study Sociology or Criminology/Sociology

The Department of Sociology at LJMU offers students a unique opportunity to undertake contemporary and critical programmes of study. Our taught degrees combine a friendly, supportive atmosphere with challenging and stimulating study, which build on our expertise, research strengths and areas of specialism.

 

These are interdisciplinary degrees that give our students the opportunity to look at social issues and crime from various different angles: 

Sociology is concerned with how and why societies, institutions and practices of all kinds are organized as they are, change over time, and the likely impact of this on life and the environment in the future. C

riminology examines society’s responses to crime and justice in the context of everyday life.

BA (Hons) Sociology

3 years full-time

BA (Hons) Sociology at LJMU is a varied degree, which offers a unique opportunity to undertake a contemporary, critical and sector-leading programme of study. The degree will develop your research skills and help you explore alternate ideas and respect points of view that may be contrary to your own, including providing core training in sociological methods and theory.

BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

3 years full-time

The BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology at LJMU combines two contemporary and popular disciplines, providing you with grounding in core elements of both subjects, together with a wide range of optional modules that will enable you to follow your own pathway.

BA (Hons) Sociology with Foundation Year 

4 years full-time

The Foundation Year is aimed at students who are not eligible for direct entry into the undegraduate degree in sociology and do not meet the entry requirements or have qualifications for subjects that differ to the subjects needed.

BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year

4 years full-time

The Foundation Year is aimed at students who are not eligible for direct entry into the undegraduate degree in sociology and do not meet the entry requirements or have qualifications for subjects that differ to the subjects needed.

MRes in Critical Social Science

1 year full-time

The Master in Research critically combines the disciplines that inform society, organisations and institutions, and provides the opportunity to think beyond traditional subject boundaries and construct a research project that showcases interdisciplinary application of theory in a chosen area of specialist research.

MPhil/PhD

3 years full-time

Our PhD degree usually lasts three years full-time based on independent research, combined with research training in year 1. Supervised by at least two supervisors from sociology, you will write and submit a thesis based on original research. The PhD degree can be taken part-time over six years. Part-time students have access to the same facilities as full-time students.

From my time studying Sociology at LJMU I really have nothing but praise. Throughout the three years I always felt staff made the course very student led. I found student feedback on lectures and assessments was continually encouraged, so changes could be made to make sure all students needs were fulfilled and we were enjoying the course. Most significatly, in your final year, it can be the toughest, but I felt I was given nothing but support and encouragement from my lectureres and tutor to aim high and accomplish my goals. They know how stressful it can be over the three years but they are always there to go that extra mile to help. It is all worth it in the end when you see how proud they are of you when you graduate.

Hannah Brown, 2017 Graduate in Sociology 

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