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University of Manchester

Criminology with International Study

UCAS Code: M904

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Grades ABB. Two AS levels are not accepted in place of one A Level. We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science. However, we do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking. Typical contextual offer: Grades BBB. For further information on contextual offers, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applications/after-you-apply/contextual-data/contextual-data-2019/

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

We require a QAA-recognised humanities Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 30 credits at distinction and 15 credits at Merit. If you do not have GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above we will additionally require 15 credits at level 2, including English Language and Maths.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M1,M1

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken and we require Grades of M2, M1, M1 from 3 Principal Subjects. We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science. However, we do not accept Global Perspectives and Research, General Studies or Critical Thinking.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We would normally expect to see a good GCSE profile with minimum grades across all subjects of A*/8 to C/4.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points overall. 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects. We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science. However, we do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Higher Level grades of 2x H2 and 3x H3 or equivalent but with no lower than H3 in any subject. If taken prior to 2016: 1x A2, 4x B2 at Higher Level. We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science, including Law. However, we do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM-DD

We consider the Technical Diploma for entry, the CTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with Grades DM plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A Level at Grade A or the full National Diploma with Grades DD plus an A Level at Grade B.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

We consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry, the CTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades D plus A Level Grades of BB.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

We consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry, the CTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with Grades DDM.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

MM

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry, the CTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades MM plus A Level Grades of BB.

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

DM-DD

We consider the National Diploma for entry, the BTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with Grades DM plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A Level at Grade A or the full National Diploma with Grades DD plus an A Level at Grade B.

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

D

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry, the BTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with Grade D plus A Level Grades of BB.

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

DDM

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry, the BTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with Grades DDM.

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

M

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry, the BTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grade M plus A Level Grades of BB.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

We normally require Advanced Higher Grades of BCC or BC and additional Highers. We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C / Intermediate 2 Grade C / Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

We normally require Advanced Higher Grades of BCC or BC and additional Highers. We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C / Intermediate 2 Grade C / Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. We require minimum Grade A from the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and BB from 2 A levels. OR A minimum Grade B from the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and AB from 2 A levels. We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science, including Law. However, we do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

UCAS Tariff

128

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subject

Criminology

The BA Criminology with International Study offers a new opportunity to explore some of the challenges that face today criminal justice systems, as well as gaining specialised knowledge of criminology in another country by studying abroad in one of our partner institutions.Understanding the causes and consequences of crime will enable you to contribute to discussions about how some of these problems might be remedied. Under the guidance of our extensive team of criminology experts, you will develop the necessary analytical skills to assess complex data related to experiences of criminality. You will also have the opportunity to take part in field trips and discussions with professionals to gain a real insight into how criminological knowledge is applied in a variety of sectors, as well as experiencing criminal justice teaching in a specific overseas country.Studying a specialised degree in Criminology will enable you to develop skills relevant to a variety of key professions concerned with criminal justice and crime reduction, including the police, prisons, offender management, youth justice and victimisation.**Aims**The course aims to provide you with a knowledge and understanding of criminology and related disciplines at a breadth and depth appropriate to a first degree qualification. More generally, the course imparts an understanding of criminality and the institutions of criminal justice within their social, economic and political context and seeks to promote an appreciation of the role of justice and the `rule of law' in the criminal justice system.We provide you with the opportunity to develop specialised knowledge and skills in certain areas of criminology and socio-legal studies. An important feature of the Manchester single honours course is the emphasis on understanding data analysis and research methodologies (qualitative and quantitative) - together with how theory, research and practice can combine effectively.The ability to study abroad as part of your degree aims to enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of criminal justice systems in other countries and a comparative understanding of criminology and socio-legal concepts, theories and methods.**Special Features****Learning Criminology Inside** In the final year of your BA Criminology degree you will have the opportunity to participate in `Learning Criminology Inside'. This initiative enables you to take your weekly seminars in a local prison to study a final year option alongside prison-based students. **Legal Advice Centre** Gain insights into the legal profession, whilst helping members of the public with real life legal issues by volunteering at the Legal Advice Centre.The School's Legal Advice Centre offers pro bono legal advice to the public, university staff and students. It is sponsored by major city firms and supported by the University of Law solicitors and barristers who are quality marked by the Legal Services Commission.The Centre aims to provide practical experience for our students who are supervised by legal practitioners, and to offer services to its clients, who seek help with their legal problems and in many circumstances have nowhere else to obtain legal advice. More about the Legal Advice Centre **Societies** Benefit from unique experiences, networking and professional development opportunities by getting involved with one of the School's many student societies. More about student societies **Study Abroad** Gain experience of another culture as well as valuable overseas connections by studying abroad for one year in the third year of your four-year degree. Students will be able to apply for study abroad placements, subject to a satisfactory performance in years 1 and 2.

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below.
Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2018/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Law

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.

79%
med
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

84%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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.

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

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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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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