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University of Cumbria

Criminology with Social Science (with integrated foundation year)

UCAS Code: LM50

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,D-D,D,D

Access to HE Diploma

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 | 2018

Subjects

Sociology

Sociology

Want a career predicting, deterring and preventing criminal behaviour or in the wider criminal justice system? Our real-world degree will set you apart from the crowd.Our course taught by dedicated and highly-qualified academics and professionals leads to exciting career opportunities whether in the police, prison and probation systems, community and charity organisations or government agencies. Youll search for answers to questions around the setting of boundaries between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, explore the relationships between power, crime and social change and how, as a society, we deal with criminals in relation to the criminal justice system.Our foundation year will help you reach the right level for taking the rest of the degree, building a solid foundation of skills from which to expand upon.**Why Choose University of Cumbria**But you wont just learn about criminology theoretically, youll apply your knowledge to real life issues and modern day problems giving you the edge as a future expert in this fascinating subject area.And, because we work closely with organisations in the sector, we ensure that our course is current and provides you with the relevant understanding and skills that employers are looking for.- Our strong working relationship with the Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, the British Psychological Society, Law Society and a number of voluntary and commercial organisations provide you with great placement and job prospects- Taught by tutors who have first-hand experience working professionally in fields such as psychology, policing, substance misuse and law- Small class sizes mean we get to know you as an individual to give you personalised support- Practical and work-based sessions will prepare you for your future career- Constantly evolving course to reflect new forms of crime and the challenges they present to the criminal justice system and law enforcement agencies- Tutors regularly contribute to national and international research and policy debates, so you get up-to-date learning on key issues in the study of criminolgy and social science- Access to simulation facilities, including our mock crime house- Take part in realistic-staged major incidents, such as our Operation Blackstock, to get hands-on experience- Study in Carlisle, only 30 minutes from Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other, so youll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studiesYoull gain a solid grounding in academic, research, analytical and problem-solving skills, which can take you into a wide range of careers.So if youre looking for a combined Criminology and Social Science degree that will develop your employability skills and give you career flexibility across a range of sectors, this is it.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
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

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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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
35%
Drop out rate

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.

84%
low
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

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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.

Sociology

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

£18k

£18k

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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