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Sociology of Crime (CertHE)

Our Sociology of Crime (CertHE) course explains sociological theories and research about crime, criminality and deviance - today and in the past. The course considers the origins of criminology, the social context of crime, and the sociology of policing and prisons.

This course is currently being run online.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Tue 12-Jan-21 6pm-8pm

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Please note that timetables are not yet confirmed for short courses starting in the Spring or Summer terms


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First class: Wed 28-Apr-21 6pm-8pm

Check class timetable

Please note that timetables are not yet confirmed for short courses starting in the Spring or Summer terms