You'll be assigned a Personal Academic Tutor who has regular and weekly ‘drop-in’ slots available. Appointments outside of these hours can also be arranged.
You'll also be assigned a personal tutor to supervise your dissertation.
Our academic expertise in the field of Sociology and Crime ensures that programme content and delivery is research-led, contemporary and robustly informed.
We have an experienced, highly-qualified and strongly research-active teaching team. The programme will be taught by existing experienced staff with strong research records who have published widely in sociology, social policy, criminal justice and vocational and professional subjects such as education and social work.
Formal lectures facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and understanding at the early stages of the course. As it progresses, the main emphasis is on self-directed research and evaluation of related literature; students will be supported in these by individual supervisors. These aspects further develop the research-informed nature of the curriculum.
The dissertation module provides a major opportunity to demonstrate competence in the execution of desktop and/or empirical research and autonomy in data-handling and critical interpretation in a research context. The ability to deal with complex issues and solve problems will be enhanced by effective reflective practice.