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Find out more about studying Sociology or Criminology as an undergraduate

Undergraduate programmes in Sociology

Single and Joint Honours degree programmes in Sociology

BA Criminology

Study crime, deviance and the criminal justice system from both national and international perspectives.

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Want to get started?  

If you hold an offer to study Sociology or Criminology at Durham and want to do some pre-arrival reading, or if you want to find out more about Sociology or Criminology before deciding whether to apply, we recommend the book ‘Discovering Sociology’.  

This book is specifically designed to support students with studying Sociology or Criminology at university-level – it thinks about social sciences as a method and approach, rather than just a subject! It was written by current and former Durham academics and maps on to our first-year modules.  

If you are interested in Criminology, the chapter Transgressions focuses specifically on crime and deviance. Also take a look at the companion website where you’ll find loads of resources including author videos, voxpops, and Methods Applied blogs which delve into research methods like interviews, netnography, arts-based methods and more.  

You can buy the book with a 20% discount (using the code DISCOVERINGSOC20, valid until July 2021) from the publishers website