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2020/21 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 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP1170Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP1180Crime and Deviance20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP1190Identities, Inequalities and Policy in Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP1220Social Policy: Poor Laws to the Present20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may 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 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP2020Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2650Key Debates in Social Policy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

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

LAW2420Youth Crime and Justice20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2145Crime, Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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

FOSS2001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW2420Youth Crime and Justice20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LLLC2222Violent and Sexually Offending Young People20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2050The Sociology of Gender20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2145Crime, Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2150Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 20 credits of discovery modules:


Year3 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

SLSP3095Research Skills for your Dissertation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

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

SLSP3051Social Policy Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP3200Dissertation in Crime40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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

FOSS3001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3075Disability and Development20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 20 credits of discovery modules:

Last updated: 01/07/2020 22:06:16

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