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Department of Sociology

BA Criminology

“Criminology asks some fascinating questions, challenging us all to think about the society we live in, in a profound way. The teaching at Durham is excellent; it is informative, dynamic and engaging. Criminology is not a passive degree, with lecturers often sparking debate in classes and encouraging students to challenge one another’s ideas.”

Alice Timbrell, Criminology Alumini, Graduated 2015

First Year BA Criminology and BA Sociology 2016 - 2017

(Please note that the below may be subject to change for 2017-18 entry).

Please find below an Introduction to our first year Criminology and Sociology modules (including recommended reading and previous student feedback). We hope that you find this information useful. Further information on our degree programmes can be found below under 'BA Criminology'.

SOCI1321 Introduction to Research SOCI1391 Understanding Crime

SOCI1331 Conceptualising Society

SOCI1402 The Criminal Justice Landscape
Dr Vikki Boliver, Deputy Head of School (Research) and Senior Lecturer within the Sociology Department, explains what it is like to study an Undergraduate Programme within the Department of Sociology and Durham University.