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University of Nottingham

Criminology and Sociology

UCAS Code: 1L22

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Thinking Skills; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Access to HE Diploma

D:12,M:18

Pass the Access to HE Diploma to include 45 credits at level 3. Of these level 3 credits 12 level 3 credits at distinction and 18 achieved at Merit or above. GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Please contact the school for further information.

Please contact the school for further information.

Please contact the school for further information.

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

DDM

GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Please contact the school for further information.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Scottish Highers at ABBBB are also required; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

Scottish Advanced Highers at AB are also required; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

A Levels at BB are also required; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

UCAS Tariff

104-141

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Sociology

Sociology

On this course, you will gain a detailed knowledge of two fast-developing and exciting subject areas, and can choose from a variety of optional modules according to your interests and career aspirations. Studying criminology with sociology will enable you to see crime, its causes and responses to it in its wider social and global context. Sociology is concerned with understanding social relationships and institutions like families, communities and workplaces which provide the setting for crime and crime control. This course will broaden and deepen your understanding of crime as a social problem, and how we can respond to it most effectively. You can apply to spend part of your third year in locations such as Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand and the USA.

Modules

In the first year, you will explore significant traditions and ideas in the disciplines of sociology and criminology in your core modules. Year two will develop your understanding of the theoretical and methodological foundations of sociology and criminology. We will encourage you to explore these through core modules focusing on research design, classical and contemporary sociology, and the criminal justice system. In your third-year, you will develop your skills and knowledge through a dissertation on a topic of your choice. There will then be a choice of optional modules allowing you to specialise in your areas of interest.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

School of Sociology and Social Policy

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
Sociology
79%
med
Sociology

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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

91%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
11%
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.

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Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
85%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
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.

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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.

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£20k

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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