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Loughborough University

Criminology and Social Policy

UCAS Code: ML24
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

77%

Subjects
  • Social policy
  • Law by topic
Student score
82% MED
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% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
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Average graduate salary
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB (General Studies accepted). The third A-Level may be substituted by two AS-Levels

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Majority B grades, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at grades BB

Scottish Advanced Highers
BB

BB, plus majority B grades in Highers

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM profile

International Baccalaureate
34

34 points with 6 5 5 at HL

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

77%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Criminology and Social Policy at Loughborough is ranked 2nd in the UK for Social Policy in The Guardian University Guide 2015. Students can, if they want to, choose to take part in a number of different schemes: The Six Month Study Abroad scheme whereby students can visit a partner University abroad to study for six months; The English Language Assistantship Placement as part of a four-year course where students can apply for a British Council placement to work as an English language assistant in a school abroad during their third year. This is paid employment and earns the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) which is an additional award to the final degree; The Year-Long Placement is also open to students whereby they undertake a year of paid employment â??in industry. This yearâ??s work experience results in the additional award of the Diploma in Professional Studies upon graduation. All of our courses provide you with the opportunity to further your language study in French, Spanish or German. Mandarin is available for beginners. A wide range of extra curricular language classes are also available.

Modules

All years: Core and optional modules include: deviance and social control; social policy and social issues; criminological theory; operational policing issues; criminal justice system in England and Wales; equal opportunities; drugs and social control; gender, ethnicity and youth in criminology; abnormal behaviour and mental illness; forensic and criminal psychology; crime and the media; social psychology of mass communications; policy issues in education; Swedish social policy; social welfare and social care; community care policy and mental health; women, welfare and citizenship; communications, media and social policy; racism, ethnicity and citizenship.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
33%
58%
9%

Year 1

47%
53%

Year 2

33%
58%
9%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

96%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
68% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
367 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Just under 1,500 students graduated in social policy in 2012, which makes it one of the smaller social studies subjects. This is a popular subject at Masters level – over 1,000 Masters in social policy were awarded last year - and so a lot of the more sought-after jobs in management and research tend to go to social policy graduates with postgraduate degrees. For those who leave university after their first degree, then jobs in social care (especially community and youth work) and education, marketing and HR are popular – along with local government, although there are fewer of those jobs around than in the past.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive – often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into. If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification and many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion – about one in 17 last year – of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Psychology, business and social studies are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.
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