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Swansea University

Criminology and Criminal Justice

UCAS Code: M2L4

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

Desirable subjects: English Language &/or Literature; History; Law; Sociology; Psychology; Geography; Philosophy. We do not include General Studies A Level in our offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:9,P:3

Candidates should achieve at least a Merit in the integrated project.

We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success. If you are predicted a Grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs: 5 GCSE passes including Maths and English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

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

DDM

BTEC should be in a related subject e.g. Law, Uniformed Public Services.

Advanced Highers

Requirements are as for A-Levels where you can substiutue the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

97%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Criminology

Study BSc Criminology & Criminal Justice at Swansea University and you will gain a wealth of knowledge and skills relative to the criminal justice system, as part of a degree taught by industry experts in a supportive environment. The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law offers you an exceptional student experience, enhanced employability, and a progressive curriculum, which equips you to understand how crime affects society.

**Key Features**

- Criminology is ranked 3rd in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2018)

- The School’s Criminology programmes are ranked 1st for Teaching Quality and also 1st for Student Experience in the UK (National Student Survey 2017)

- The overall rating for teaching in Criminology is 97% (National Student Survey 2017)

- 100% of Criminology students agreed that staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2017)

- Learn about crime and the criminal justice system from experts with a wealth of academic and practical experiences

- Be part of a vibrant community dedicated to understanding some of society’s most challenging issues

- Equip yourself with skills that are high transferrable and in-demand with a range of employers

- Choose your own modules in the 2nd and 3rd years of your degree

- Learn through lectures (which are recorded), seminars and tutorials

**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Modules

Year 1 consists of a set of compulsory core modules, which range from the criminal justice system to crime and society.
Year 2 will comprise of three compulsory modules, but will also give you the opportunity to study another three modules of your choice. By year 3, you will be able to fully shape your learning experience, choosing from a range of final year modules.

Assessment methods

The Criminology Department offers a broad range of assessment types. These range from traditional assessments such as examinations, to group-based tasks, and more contemporary and innovative assessment methods such as blog and poster writing.

Extra funding

Swansea University offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries which may be available to help finance your studies. Scholarships can be awarded to Welsh medium or international students, or for students excelling in exams, music or sport. Our income-related bursaries help students from lower income backgrounds.
swansea.ac.uk/scholarships

The Uni


Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law

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.

87%
high
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
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

80%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Protective service occupations
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
13%
Other administrative occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£21k

£21k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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