What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
96 - 120 UCAS Tariff points
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers95%
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.
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
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
Explore your interest in the causes of crime, criminal behaviours, the criminal justice system, international crime, punishment and policing and the impact of race, gender, class, health and the media. Your introduction to theory and research in criminology and sociology covers domestic violence, serial killing and racial and gender discrimination, followed by topics like punishment, theories of deviance and the mass media. The final year covers specialised areas like forensic mental health, and a research project of your choice. This course achieved 100% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015.
Year 1; Introduction to Theories and Issues in Criminology, Investigating Social Life, Understanding Society, An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, Identity and Structure Year 2; Crime, Punishment and Justice, Research Approaches, The Nature of Social Theory, Sociology of Deviance (optional), Making Sense of popular culture (optional), Crime and the Media (optional), Corporate and Organised Crime (optional), Contemporary Forced Migration (optional), Contemporary Policing (optional) Year 3; Independent Project in Criminology and Sociology, Youth and Crime (optional), Contemporary Issues in Criminology (optional), Understanding the Welfare State and Education (optional), Forensic Mental Health (optional), Contemporary Social Theory (optional), The Sociology of Health (optional), Issues in International Criminal Law (optional)
The University of Bedfordshire is a modern and ambitious institution with students from more than 100 countries around the world, providing a truly global academic experience. Beds SU is here to ensure you get the most out of your time here - from academic to social, and support when you need it. For sport, head to our 8m Sport Science Centre, which was also used by Olympic athletes.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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