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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sociology
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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


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


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

You will join one of the longest-established university criminology departments in the world where we produce pioneering research to support policy development at the national and international level. Why study BA Criminology at Middlesex University? This degree provides a generic overview of crime, criminals, victims and interaction with the Criminal Justice System. It is aimed at those who have an interest in how society responds to deviant behaviour and challenges the concept of social deviancy. Your studies will be framed by research from within our Centre for Social and Criminological Research (CSCR) where our areas of expertise include youth crime; community safety strategies; and inter-ethnic conflict. The centre combines psychology and criminology with a focus on real life and online experience, and uses a range of research methods including those online. This degree blends theory with practice through placements within criminology focused organisations and work-based projects, which frame your knowledge with real life case study examples from within the criminal justice system. We regularly invite practitioners from different key organisations to speak to our students to ensure that the theoretical and practical are blended together. In your final year, your can choose a credit bearing Placement Module or the Special Constable Module which enables you to explore employment opportunities without commitment. You could complete your placement students in a range of areas including the Police Service, Prison Service, Victim Support Schemes, or Youth Offender Schemes. As a consequence of choosing the Placement Module, previous graduates have accepted full-time employment within the criminal justice system. Criminology is constantly debated in government, the media and across wider society. It is the ideal subject for those keen to pursue a career in the criminal justice system, or to progress to postgraduate study in a related field. Course highlights You have the option to extend the course by a year in order to spend your third year in a paid work placement relevant to the course The Police Service is currently undergoing a fundamental change in its recruitment process, requiring all new recruits to attain a degree in a related subject, Criminology is one of those subjects Our excellent links with criminology-focused organisations in London ensure you can secure prestigious placement opportunities and gain excellent professional experience while you study Our specialist teaching approach offers high levels of support, ensuring you achieve excellent academic results As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module


Year 1: Crime and Control in Social Context (30 Credits) - Compulsory, Explaining Crime (30 Credits) - Compulsory Skills and Methods in Criminology and Sociology (30 Credits) - Compulsory, Understanding Contemporary Society: Issues and Debates (30 Credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 Credits) - Compulsory, Criminology in Late Modernity (30 Credits) - Compulsory Institutions of Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Compulsory, Urban Criminology (30 Credits) - Compulsory Year 3: Children as Victims and Offenders (30 Credits) - Optional, Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Optional, Environmental Justice and Green Criminology (30 Credits) - Optional, Gangs and Group Offending (30 Credits) - Optional, Justice, Punishment and Human Rights (30 Credits) - Optional, Organised and White Collar Crime (30 Credits) - Optional, Violent Crime (30 Credits) - Optional, Dissertation (30 Credits) - Compulsory

Middlesex University

The Quad at Night

Middlesex has a vibrant and culturally diverse student community and a union that supports, celebrates, engages and represents them every step of the way. What's more, its north-west London location places students within touching distance of the heart of the capital and everything it has to offer. The union supports more than 1,500 active student members across more than 60 societies.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
19% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
268 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
59% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
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Graduates who are elementary security occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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