What will I learn?

This course encourages you to consider the impacts of social inequality and social change taking place both locally and globally and its causes and consequences. You will have the change to undertake a voluntary work placement in the local community as part of your course, and there is an international exchange programme if you want to spend part of your degree abroad. Criminology and sociology is the ideal degree if you seek to understand the changing world we live in. It takes a stimulating approach to two subjects that share many theories and concepts.

Alongside specialist subject knowledge, this degree provides the opportunity to develop a broad range of transferable skills that are relevant to numerous career pathways. Our graduates are working in diverse roles in the public, private and voluntary sectors including social research, social work, policing, probation, crime prevention, community safety planning, tackling youth offending, journalism, environmental management, teaching, housing and welfare services. Each year a number of graduates progress to postgraduate study at Brighton and other institutions.

Which department am I in?

School of Applied Social Science

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,604.00 (US$ 18,071) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020



Mithras House,

Lewes Road,


Brighton & Hove,

BN2 4AT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Pass the High School Graduation Diploma (HSGD) with a GPA of 3.0 overall. Plus one of the following: a score of 1600/2400 on pre-2016 SAT Reasoning Test (SAT); a score of 1050/1600 on the new SAT Reasoning Test (SAT); an ACT score of 24+; two Advanced Placement (AP) tests with scores of three or above (depending on the course you are applying for); two SAT Subject-specific Tests (SATS) with minimum scores of 580 in each. Minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in all components).

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About this uni

Brighton welcomes over 3,000 international students each year and holds a TEF ‘Silver’ award.

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