What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a Grade B at A Level or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers96%
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
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Crime exists in every world economy and the nature of crime is constantly changing. This means, however, that demand for understanding crime and for crime reduction and control is high, and continues to rise as societies attempt to address criminal behaviours. This course uses diverse and exciting teaching methods. You might hear from guest speakers who are experts in their field (e.g. retired police officers, drug outreach workers) and you'll participate in topical debates on why people commit crime, the most effective ways to stop crime, and how to prevent victimisation. The research and specialist knowledge of our teaching staff help to make the course engaging. They know more about crime and criminology than just the theory, and continue to advise the various agencies of the criminal justice system and voluntary sector. We'll support you to develop the personal, professional and academic skills needed to prepare you for a future career working with offenders, victims and organisations to reduce crime. Why study Criminology at Huddersfield? In your second year, you'll have the opportunity to benefit from a work placement. This will help to increase your future employability prospects and give you the chance to make useful contacts in industry. Our exchange programme could give you the opportunity to study abroad for a term in Europe, the USA or South East Asia. In the 2015 National Student Survey, sociology studies at Huddersfield received a 100% satisfaction score.
Year 1 Core modules: Exploring the Social Sciences; Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice; Human Rights in Contemporary Society; Myths and Realities of Crime. Year 2 Core modules: Explaining and Responding to Crime; Exploring Work and Careers; Doing Criminological Research. Option modules choose one from Pool A which may include: Working with offenders and Victims; The Police and Policing. Choose one from Pool B which may include: Gender Sexuality and Crime; Violent Crime; Organised and International Crime. Year 3 Core modules: Final Year Project for the Social Sciences; Contemporary and Comparative Criminology. Option modules choose one from Pool A which may include: Experiencing Punishment and the Penal System; Profiling and investigating Serious; Crime. Choose one from Pool B which may include: Offenders and Mental Disorder; Race; Ethnicity and Difference; Substance Misuse and Crime; Terrorism and Conflict Resolution.
The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.
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