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Criminology and Sociology
Bachelor of Criminology and Sociology
Bachelor of Criminology and Sociology

Bachelor of Criminology and Sociology

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

 One of the following:

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • GCSE or O Level English language grade C or above validated in the UK  
  • IGCSE English as a First Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading Grade E, Writing Grade E, Speaking and Listening: Speaking Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500)
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading and Writing: Reading Grade D, Writing Grade D, Oral (Speaking) Grade C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening Grade A 
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Standard Grade English, minimum grade C
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Higher Grade English, minimum grade D
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Ordinary Level English, minimum grade C
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Higher Level English, minimum grade D
  • West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WAEC SSCE): Minimum Grade C/6
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Speaking: 59, Writing: 59

Course Information

Delivering the most up-to-date theory and practice, Criminology and Sociology reflects both national and international developments in these ever-changing fields. It gives you the critical-thinking skills and intellectual confidence to develop your own position on such important issues as individual and social responsibility, crime and punishment, and global social dilemmas.

In the first year, you learn the foundations of both subjects as well as core skills in social sciences and research. Your second and third years build on this foundation while providing you with opportunities to explore special interests through optional units such as the politics of migration; youth and crime; and crime and the media. The final year also includes an independent research project of your choice.

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  • Introduction To Criminology And The Criminal Justice System (ASS073-1) Compulsory
  • Skills For The Social Sciences (ASS065-1) Compulsory
  • The Sociology Of Modern Britain (ASS067-1) Compulsory
  • Understanding Society, Identities And Structure (ASS069-1) Compulsory
  • Researching, Representing And Evidencing The Social World (ASS081-2) Compulsory
  • The Making Of Public Policy (ASS094-2) Compulsory
  • The Social Sciences At Work (ASS099-2) Compulsory
  • Theorising Crime, Punishment And Justice (ASS100-2) Compulsory
  • Addictions And Society (ASS106-2) Optional
  • Global Developments And Crime (ASS093-2) Optional
  • Refugees, Displacement And The Politics Of Migration (ASS096-2) Optional
  • Sociology Of Health And Illness (ASS045-2) Optional
  • Young People, Gangs And Group Offending (ASS067-2) Optional
  • Independent Project In Criminology And Sociology (ASS114-3) Compulsory
  • Issues In Crime And Justice (ASS107-3) Compulsory
  • Crime And Media (ASS102-3) Optional
  • Forensic Mental Health (ASS103-3) Optional
  • Special Educational Needs And Challenging Behaviour In Schooling (ASS133-3) Optional
  • Work, Welfare And Unemployment In Global Perspective (ASS111-3) Optional
  • Youth And Crime (ASS113-3) Optional
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Pre Courses

  • Foundation Year

A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you an alternative entry route to an Undergraduate course.

Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Because of the subject specialist knowledge and transferable skills gained, you will be able to function effectively in any of the sectors indicated below:

Youth work, Social work, Early intervention, Special needs education, Teaching assistant, Residential work, Youth custody, Migration/asylum support, Third sector organisations, Family support worker, Learning mentor, Youth Justice, Residential work, Policy advisor, Probation service, Victim support worker, Research, Substance Misuse Worker, Teacher/Lecturer/Education Roles, Equality and Diversity Officer, Victim Care Officer, MI5/ MI6, Counter terrorism, Crown Prosecution Service, Immigration centre, Private security, Human resources, Local Govt, Civil Service, Private Sector, Housing sector, Advocacy and advice roles, Forensic science, Journalism, Care delivery/management, Prison, Psychologist, Customs and Border Roles, Intelligence Analyst, International Aid/Development Worker, Legal Careers, Counselling and Mental Health Roles, etc.


Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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