BSc Social Policy with Criminology (LM49)

2019 entry

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UCAS code LM49
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: £18,100 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
Part-time study over six years with daytime, weekday teaching

About BSc Social Policy with Criminology

BSc Social Policy with Criminology offers the opportunity to specialise in the study of criminology within a social policy degree. It explores the nature, extent and causes of crime, social harm and deviance in national and international contexts, as well as examining the policy responses to them within the broader conceptual and theoretical framework of social policy.

The course seeks to address key questions such as:

  • What are the serious crimes and other social harms that people experience - and why do they occur?
  • How effective is criminal justice in tackling and responding to crimes and social harms? Are rising imprisonment rates the answer?
  • Is it possible to imagine alternative systems of justice? What role does or should social policy play in these debates?

You will take a compulsory first-year unit that introduces you to the theoretical and conceptual debates about the meaning and existence of crime/harm/deviance in contemporary society.

In the second and third years you will select from a range of optional units, which may include: Youth, Sexualities and Gendered Violence; Gender-based Violence; Youth Justice; Punishment in Society.

In your third year, you will complete a dissertation in a particular area of social policy or criminology.

This course opens up a range of possible careers in the private, public and not-for profit sector, including those relating to crime and criminal justice. 

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

A-level
Standard offer
ABB 
A-level
Contextual offer
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BBC 
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32 points overall with 16 points 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 for Principal Subjects 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 (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Additional written work may be required.
BTEC offer DDM in a relevant subject
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 Mathematics or equivalent) and
Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent)

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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: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

Enquiries about part-time applications should be directed to:
Email: socsci-ug-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

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