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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Social Policy and Crime

Programme code:BA-SOCP&CUCAS code:LL43
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Suzanne Hallam Contact address:s.l.hallam@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- ABB at A-levels; General Studies may be included.
- GCSE Maths, Grade C or equivalent.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Sociology and Social Policy

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Sociology and Social Policy

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Social Policy

Programme specification:

The programme will provide students with the opportunity to combine the critical and creative aspects of the discipline of social policy within the policy area of crime. Students will study crime from the policy perspective and this will provide them with the conceptual understanding required for future employment within a number of areas related to crime and criminal justice.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

SLSP1160Understanding and Researching the City20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1170Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1180Crime and Deviance20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1190Identities, Inequalities and Policy in Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1220Social Policy: Poor Laws to the Present20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules:


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP2020Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2650Key Debates in Social Policy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following crime modules:

LAW2420Youth Crime and Justice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP2145Crime, Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2953Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following optional modules:

LAW2420Youth Crime and Justice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LLLC2222Violent and Sexually Offending Young People20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2050The Sociology of Gender20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2062Health and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2145Crime, Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2150Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2675Sociology of Work20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP2690Racism, ethnicity, migration and decolonial studies20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2953Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2975Social and Public Policy beyond the University20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study ONE of the following compulsory Dissertation modules:

SLSP3051Social Policy Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP3200Dissertation in Crime40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following key debates modules:

SLSP3075Disability and Development20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3160Education, Culture and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following Crime modules:

LAW3172Crime, Law and Social Change: Crime and Criminal Justice in Historical Perspective20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following optional modules:

LAW3160Policing20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LAW3172Crime, Law and Social Change: Crime and Criminal Justice in Historical Perspective20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP3065Quantitative Social Research20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3075Disability and Development20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3101Postcolonialism and Critical Muslim Studies20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3120Disability Rights and the International Policy Context20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3160Education, Culture and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3242The Social Life of Data20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3961Protest and Social Movements20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules:

Last updated: 19/09/2019

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