The JB Priestley Library has excellent resources for research. Student Central and also the Richmond Atrium have cafes, bookshops and meeting spaces.
Students also have access to the Communal area of the ground floor of Pemberton building, and can also book meeting rooms in the Library for collaborative learning and group work.
All students are assigned a Personal Academic Tutor, who has regular and weekly ‘drop-in’ slots available for students to see them.
Appointments outside of these hours can also be arranged. Students are also assigned a personal tutor to supervise their dissertation.
Staff expertise in Sociology and Crime ensures that delivery and content is research-led, contemporary and robustly informed. We have an experienced, highly-qualified and strongly research-active teaching team for this programme.
The programme is 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.