BSc Criminology (M900)

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UCAS code M900
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £16,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study 6 year(s) part-time
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About BSc Criminology

Criminology is a multi-disciplinary subject, drawing on different disciplines including sociology, law, social and public policy, history, psychology and philosophy.

BSc Criminology at the University of Bristol is an exciting course that gives you the opportunity to study criminology within a broader framework of policy studies. The course will give you an understanding of crime and related social harms, and analyses public policy interventions that contribute towards a safer and harm-free society.

By drawing on social harm perspectives, it looks at conventionally defined crimes, along with other activities or behaviours that may not be criminalised but still cause extensive harm to individuals and society.

View all our Criminology courses

See a list of all Criminology degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Course structure

The BSc Criminology is designed to introduce you to the interdisciplinary study of criminology and to develop your skills and knowledge through the three years.

In your first year, you will take four mandatory units and two optional units from within the School for Policy Studies or wider University. In your second year, you will take two mandatory units plus at least three optional units from a list of criminology-related options.

Your remaining option will be chosen from the wider list of units available within the school. In your final year, you will undertake a dissertation and further criminology related units.

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Criminology

Typical offer for BSc Criminology - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2 and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit
BTEC offer DDM 
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB, and Standard Higher: AABBB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer77% overall
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard numeracy requirement (C in GCSE Maths or equivalent) and
Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent)

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

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