Criminology, Policing and Investigation - BA (Hons)
Criminology and Security Studies - BA (Hons)
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Social Sciences

Set yourself apart from other graduates: We provide a stimulating and challenging environment for studying sociology, psychology and criminology courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In? Out? What’s it all about?

Future of Europe panel debate

Can't decide how to vote in the EU Referendum? Don't worry if you missed our debate with some of the key voices in the ‘In’ and ‘Out’ campaigns. You can watch it again!

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The Future of Europe

Open Days 2016

Undergraduate Open Day
Saturday 11 June, 9am -3pm

Visit us and discover just what we have to offer. Learn more about our courses and see our facilities.

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Open Day

What is the future of murder?

Our students joined a panel of experts for a fascinating discussion

Leading criminologists Professor David Wilson and Dr Elizabeth Yardley, author Erwin James who was convicted of murder, and prison governor Jamie Bennett tried to predict what murder might look like in the future. Missed it? You can watch it again!

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The Future of Murder

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Expert help and advice

Our graduates are shaping the world, achieving things they never imagined.

After graduating from Birmingham City University with a Sociology degree, Stephen Harrison Mirfield found his career path would take him all around the world.

Stephen's Story

Set yourself apart from other graduates

Studying for an undergraduate degree in social sciences at Birmingham City University opens you up to a wide range of unique opportunities. You will leave fully equipped with a range of skills and experiences to help you succeed in a number of career paths.

Our undergraduate social sciences courses have achieved international and national recognition from professional bodies.

SociologySociology courses

We've been delivering Sociology courses for over 20 years, allowing students to look in-depth at society and social changes.

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All of our psychology courses are professionally accredited. Our new courses give you the chance to combine your studies with criminology or sociology.

CriminologyCriminology courses

Our criminology academics are recognised for their pioneering research and regularly provide expert commentary in national and international media.

Psychology - BSc (Hons)

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If you’re interested in human behaviour and want to investigate patterns of behaviour, psychological functioning and experience, then the study of psychology could be right for you.

Elizabeth Yardley, Criminology

Liz Yardley’s blogs

Dr Elizabeth Yardley joined Birmingham City University in September 2010 from the private sector. She leads the long-established Centre for Applied Criminology.

Day in the Life Video

Want to know what life might be like for you if you enroll at the School of Social Sciences? Watch Zoe's video diary.

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