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University of Bath

Criminology

UCAS Code: L370

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB AAB in three A levels. A level Alternative offer ABB ABB in three A levels plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects. Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer D3, M1, M1 D3, M1, M1 in three principal subjects plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4 plus GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category B).

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

D*DD

BTEC and Cambridge Technical Typical offer D*DD D*DD in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF), BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) or Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma. We prefer the above qualifications to be in a relevant subject area and are unable to consider qualifications in Public Services. If you are studying towards the above Cambridge Technical qualification, we prefer you to have taken optional units in Sociology and Public Health.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB in Advanced Highers AB in two Advanced Highers plus AAABB in five Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

104-136

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Criminology

Explore issues facing us in the 21st century relating to crime and criminal justice. Develop research and data handling skills relevant to a range of careers.

Criminology gives you a deep insight into the theories of crime, justice and punishment, by drawing on multiple perspectives and disciplines.

With a strong global focus, you’ll explore crime and related topics from around the world, looking at everything from human rights and terrorism, to social justice, contemporary social problems, and the globalisation of crime.

You’ll gain knowledge of how criminal justice agencies work and interact, how criminal justice policy is created, and how policing, courts and prisons present new and pressing challenges for today’s world.

As well as a strong theoretical grounding, the course equips you with solid practical skills in critical enquiry, research and data. Studying at Bath means you’ll get to work with a leading team of criminal justice researchers and criminologists, with significant global expertise. There’s also the chance to hone your skills further by doing a placement year in a relevant setting.

This course will particularly appeal if you’re strong on critical thinking. The skills and broad-based understanding you go away with will set you up well for diverse careers, whether you decide to go into the criminal justice or legal sector, a third sector organisation or another field.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Social and Policy 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.

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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

82%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Welfare professionals
24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
6%
Natural and social science professionals
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.

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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