Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) - 2021/2

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year
DipHE Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year
CertHE Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time ULE10017 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY ULE10017 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

100505, 100484

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

For further information relating to FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6 and the professional training year, including learning outcomes, aims and module information please view the BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology programme specification.

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Sociology

Programme Leader

MACALLISTER Christopher (FASS Admin)

Date of production/revision of spec

25/09/2020

Educational aims of the programme

  • providing students with knowledge in social science concepts, theories, ideas and tools and their application
  • developing in students the ability to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired to the solution of theoretical and applied problems in the social sciences
  • equipping students with appropriate tools of analysis to tackle issues and problems associated with social science policy-making in a global context
  • providing students with analytical skills and an ability to develop simplifying frameworks for studying the real world
  • embedding digital skills
  • developing in students an ability to interpret real world social science events and critically assess a range of types of evidence
  • providing students with a knowledge of ethical frameworks and their repercussions for decision making
  • developing in students, through the study of social sciences, a range of generic skills that will be of value in employment and self-employment
  • Developing in students the skills and aptitudes, academic and personal, for successful transition into HE4-6 level study.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Key social science concepts and theories K
Models and approaches which facilitate decision making and application to real world contexts K
Different influences upon decision making (including ethical factors) K
Awareness of the international environment, sustainability and current social science issues K
The impact of historical, cultural, political and socio-economic factors in difference contexts KC
Interpretation of data in order to compare and contrast the legal, social and political performance of nations and organisations C
Analyse, interpret and synthesise information CT
Critical analysis CT
Research skills CT
Data interpretation CT
Reflective learning incorporating feedback CT
Demonstrate independent learning C
Digital skills development CT
Presentation skills CT
Academic writing CT
Referencing CT
Real world application CT
Communication and intercultural awareness KPT
Teamwork PT
Creative problem solving and decision making CPT
Capacity to work independently PT
Time management PT
Critical thinking CPT
Resilience PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of a Foundation Year and 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over five academic years, consisting of a Foundation Year, an optional professional training year and 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 0 - FHEQ Level 3

Optional modules for Year 0 - FHEQ Level 3

For further information on FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6 please view the programme specification for the full-time BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology programme.

Year 0 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 3

Optional modules for Year 0 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 3

For further information on FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6 and professional training year please view the programme specification for the full-time with PTY BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology programme.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.