Dr Sue Bond-Taylor - Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Student Engagement Lead for the School of Social & Political Sciences - supporting staff and students to develop more collaborative ways of working, and chairing the staff-student Subject Committee.Academic Staff List
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
Students have opportunities to undertake a voluntary, competitive work placement with a local council. This offers valuable experience of a professional policy environment and provide the chance to observe how policy is set by central government and executed by local authorities, including how competing priorities can result in different decisions about where to allocate resources. Those who choose to undertake a work placement are responsible for covering their travel, accommodation, and general living costs.
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
"One of the best things I have found on the Criminology and Social Policy programme has been the infectious enthusiasm that the tutors have for the subject. It really brings the best out of students."Michael Laba, Criminology and Sociology student
This programme is designed for those who are looking for a course that aims to provide the foundation for considering some of the most contentious issues in contemporary society.
It is designed for those who consider the challenging issues which Criminology and Social Policy address not merely interesting but worthy of understanding as more complex issues than are 'popularly' thought.
An interest in key areas of crime and criminal justice, and social policy issues, such as the ways the state treats its most vulnerable citizens. Useful reading in preparation:
The College’s Work Opportunities Hub, which looks to identify suitable placements for students, can help those seeking to enhance their studies with work experience.
Some courses offer students the opportunity to undertake placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry (where available). Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.
The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.Book Your Place
Criminologists use theory to understand the causes of crime and the way in which criminal justice agencies respond to offenders.
Social issues can be a cause of crime, and knowledge of these problems can enable those working in criminal justice to understand offenders.
Sociology provides a framework for the study of human behaviour, and the issues facing some of society’s most marginalised people.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.