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BSc Social Policy, Sociology and Crime

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

1. Understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline;
2. Deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the discipline;
3. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;
4. Describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;
5. Appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the discipline;
6. Make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;
7. Apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project;
8. Conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable.

Transferable (key) skills

In addition to the skills gained in years one and two, students should develop the following skills (as well as developing those gained in year one and two):

Critical Thinking

Ethical awareness

Working under pressure

Interpersonal Skills


Applying creativity and innovation

Negotiation Skills

In level 3, you will make full use of the platform gained through your academic skill attainment developed during earlier years. You will deepen your understanding of critical reading and writing, thus consolidating the skill of critical thinking in a range of contexts and will be assessed on the skills relating to this as well as reflection on your practice to this point. You should be able to demonstrate an advanced competency in the main theories, concepts and studies that comprise the fields of social policy and sociology. You should be able to apply these theories to range of case studies of criminal behaviour.

You will be professionally literate in much as you are confident as to the key requirements of the work place and/or further study; will have identified your strengths and areas for development in this area and know how to take advantage of future opportunities. You will approach the transition into graduate life with the belief that you have the skills, knowledge and mindset to successfully achieve your next step.

You will make use of your digital skills throughout level 3, with opportunities to demonstrate your information, data and media literacies as well as your proficiency in using digital tools. You will develop your ability to apply creativity and innovation both by yourself and with others in a range of contexts, including online.


1. Demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;
2. Work that draws on a wide variety of material;
3. The ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
4. Evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;
5. Work that is typically both evaluative and creative.


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