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Birmingham City University

Criminology

UCAS Code: M900

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Accept most subjects including Citzenship Studies and Critical Thinking Subject excluded - General Studies A maximum of four subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.

AS

A,A-E,E

Accept most subjects including Citzenship Studies and Critical Thinking subjects excluded - General studies Maximum 2 AS Levels accepted in combination with a minimum of 2 A Levels. Must be in different subjects to the A levels and only if applicant is holding at least two A levels.

60 credits overall including 45 at level 3 of which 18 Level 3 credits are at merit or distinction grade. Must be in a Social Sciences/Humanities or Law pathway. Must also hold GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above, then credits must also include English at Level 2.

Considered in combination with either two A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Diplomas / BTEC 12-unit or 90 Credit Diplomas etc to achieve a minimum of 112 UCAS points

Considered in combination with either two A-levels / BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Diplomas / BTEC 12-unit or 90 Credit Diplomas etc to achieve a minimum of 112 UCAS points subjects excluded - General Studies

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. Required at the point of enrolment. Acceptable equivalents: - Functional Skills / Essential Skills level 2 - English - Key Skills level 2 - Communication - IGCSE English language grade C or above

HNC (BTEC)

M

In a related subject. May be considered for entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.

HND (BTEC)

M

In a related subject. May be considered for entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required. NB: Entry into the third year is not accepted.

For Students who complete the full IB Diploma obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher level subjects. English Group A – Grade 4 or above or English Group B and Ab initio – grade 5 If applicant does not hold GCSE English at grade 4+, then we require at least grade 4 in English. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

Grade C or above in English language

Accept most subjects except Early Years and Children's Play, Learning & Development. Considered in combination with either two A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary or Introductory Diplomas etc to achieve minimum 112 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Accept most subjects except Early Years and Children's Play, Learning & Development. Considered on its own or in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory or Subsidiary Diplomas etc to achieve minimum 112 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Accept most subjects except Early Years and Children's Play, Learning & Development.

Accept most subjects except Early Years and Children's Play, Learning & Development. Considered in combination with either two A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma etc to achieve minimum 112 points

Accept most subjects except Early Years and Children's Play, Learning & Development. Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma etc to achieve minimum 112 points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Considered on its own or in combination with other Level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points subjects excluded - Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points Subjects NOT considered: Early Years

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

subject excluded in Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

subjects excluded - General Studies

Scottish Higher

C,C

One or two Higher subjects only considered if offered along with two Advanced Highers. grade CC (2 Advanced Highers) subjects excluded - General studies

UCAS Tariff

112

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

Grade B plus grades BB at A Levels (or equivalent qualifications) Must also hold GCSE English with grade C or above, or equivalent Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Diplomas / BTEC 12-unit or 90 Credit Diplomas etc to achieve a minimum of 112 UCAS points

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Criminology

Looking to study criminology degree at University? Our BA (Hons) Criminology course is supported by our close links with local criminal justice organisations, including West Midlands Police Force.

Make sense of the world of criminal justice by getting the big picture perspective on crime, punishment and victimisation.

This course aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the core schools of criminological thought, their historical and political foundations and practical application.

Our curriculum offers you a variety of subjects, through which you will be able to develop your interests before focusing on specialised fields within Criminology. The programme also utilises guest speakers, external visitors as well as unique assessments to enhance students understanding of the discipline.

The course's real world applications are supported by its close links with local and national criminal justice agencies, including police forces, charities, pressure groups, criminal justice agencies, criminal rehabilitation, probation service and prisons.

The course is delivered by expert staff in the fields of policing, security studies and criminology, and you will also enjoy regular guest lectures from highly influential voices in the discipline.

**For full details, visit our website.**

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Curzon Building Campus

Department:

School of Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Criminology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Criminology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£20k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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