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University of Salford

Criminology

UCAS Code: M900

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,C,C

A Minimum of 104 UCAS Points

104-112 UCAS points required from Approved Access to HE diploma

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

DMM

A Minimum of 104-112 UCAS Points

104-112 points required

UCAS Tariff

104-112
93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Law

Criminology is a discipline that examines 'crime' and 'deviance', and the processes through which the criminal justice system responds to these phenomena. Criminology also considers how certain behaviours come to be defined as criminal or deviant in the first place, and how definitions of a 'crime' and 'criminal' differ significantly across time and space. Studying criminology at Salford will provide you with a sound understanding of the key conceptual and substantive issues involved in the study of crime and criminal justice.This course will develop your critical awareness skills, and introduce you to the nature and scope of criminological research. You will also be able to connect to key institutions and criminal justice practitioners.

Modules

During your first year of study, you will undertake modules such as Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Crime and Society, Social Divisions and Inequality and Culture, Power and Identity. Here you will examine key criminological issues and institutions and some of the key sociological underpinnings to criminology. Your second year will include modules such as Theoretical Criminology, Media Crime and Justice, Prisons and Punishment and Violence in Society. You will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of selected topics by choosing three optional modules in your second year. In your third year there is one compulsory module, which is an independent study activity. You will also be able to choose three optional modules. Examples of modules include: The Criminal Justice Process, Extended Essays and Work: Practice and Reflection.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Health and Society

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.

77%
med
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Law

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
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

89%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Law

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Legal associate professionals
15%
Legal professionals
14%
Administrative occupations: records
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

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