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University of Cumbria

Criminology (with integrated foundation year)

UCAS Code: L613

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,D-D,D,D

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:21,P:24

Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

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

MPP-MMP

Scottish Higher

D,D,D,D-C,C,D,D

UCAS Tariff

56-72
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Criminology

If you're interested in studying real-world criminology, then our course – taught by dedicated and highly-qualified academics and professionals – will kick-start your career.

You’ll explore major concepts and theoretical approaches in relation to crime and the criminal justice system, social harm, victimisation, penal practice, processes of exclusion and crimes committed by the powerful internationally.

Your initial foundation year will soon get you up to speed, providing a base understanding of the subject to work from at an advanced level. Plus, you’ll engage critically with discussion of contemporary social problems in relation to crime, deviance and harm.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria?**

Our course is designed so that you don’t merely learn about criminology theoretically, but through practical sessions can confidently apply your knowledge to real life issues and problems – giving you the edge as a future expert in this fascinating subject area.

You’ll have the flexibility to shape your degree with modules that interest you and fit your intended career path, because your employability is important to us.

- You’ll be taught by tutors who regularly contribute to national and international research and policy debates, giving you the opportunity to get up-to-date learning and engage with key issues in the study of crime and criminal justice

- You’ll often be taught in small classes, so we get to know you well and guide you in your studies

- We’ve got simulation facilities, including a mock ‘crime house’ and realistic-staged major incidents, to enable you to get hands-on experience

- You’ll be taught by academic tutors, some who are former or practicing professionals, in diverse fields including; psychology, policing, substance misuse, and law

- Our close links with the Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, the British Psychological Society, Law Society and a number of voluntary and commercial organisations provide you with great job prospects

- All specialist modules available to you are designed to complement each other. They include: applying psychology to the criminal justice system, research in crime and justice, prisons and punishment, and victims of crime

You’ll be studying in Carlisle, within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. So, you’ll never be stuck for something to do when you’re not studying.

Employability is woven into our course through practical sessions and up-to-date learning, so you can get a firm grasp of the skills that employers require.

So, for a criminology degree which enables you to develop a critical understanding of the multifaceted nature of crime and its impact on society and bolsters your career prospects, look no further.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
31%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Protective service 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.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£17k

£17k

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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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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