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Main entry requirements
Desirable subjects: English Language &/or Literature; History; Law; Sociology; Psychology; Geography; Philosophy. We do not include General Studies A Level in our offers.
BTEC should be in a related subject e.g. Law, Uniformed Public Services.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers89%
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Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
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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You can study Criminology in Swansea as the core subject of the Single Honours BSc (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or as a Joint Honours subject in combination with Social Policy or Law. Criminology is one of the most diverse, stimulating and challenging subjects offered at university. It draws on disciplines such as psychology, sociology, social policy, law and even biology to investigate pressing social problems. Social Policy explores issues such as social citizenship rights, questions of justice and fairness, what we should consider as basic human needs and how these should be met. For those interested in working in the criminal justice system, there is a work placements scheme which includes placements at various local agencies such as the Youth Offending Team, the Crown Court, South Wales Police and the local Substance Misuse Action Team. The Department periodically invites Criminal Justice practitioners including youth justice officers, prison officers and probation officers to deliver sessions and to discuss employability issues. The University also participates in a Summer School at the University of Central Oklahoma, which includes a Counter-Terrorism and Criminal Justice placement. Our students receive careers advice from personal tutors and the Department has also introduced a first year module that focuses on how to develop a career after obtaining a Criminology Degree. • Social Policy Ranked 1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2017) • 1st in the UK – Criminology Degree provision (Guardian 2016) • AVERAGE EARNINGS: Depending on the sector, graduates in social policy can expect to earn an average annual salary of £22,000, more senior posts may rise to £38,000. • You will have the opportunity to work towards the Swansea Employability Award to gain work experience and develop skills that employers are looking for. • There is also the opportunity to undertake study visits abroad, including a two-week, college specific international summer programme. Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/
Year 1 compulsory: Study Skills in Criminology Law, Criminal Justice and Human Rights The Criminological Imagination The Sociology of Social Policy The Politics of Social Policy The History of Social Policy Year 2 Research Methods in Criminology Disability Policy Social Security, Poverty and Social Exclusion Family Policy Penology and Punishment Year 3 compulsory: Principles of Social Policy Comparative Policy & Welfare Across the Globe Year 3 optional: Young Offenders and Youth Justice Criminalisation of Sex Violent Extremism: Trends, Issues and Responses Serious Crime and Social Harm Diversity, Crime & Criminal Justice Sexual Crimes Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.
Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.
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