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Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers90%
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 supportNot available
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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3 good reasons to study Criminology at Salford: â?¢We have strong links with local criminal justice agencies, who work with us, both in the classroom and outside â?¢You will be taught by internationally recognised lecturers working at the forefront of criminological research â?¢You will have the opportunity to study a range of cutting-edge issues relating to crime and justice 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.
Year 1: criminal justice and human rights; crime and society; riots, resistance and revolutions; social divisions and inequality; culture, power and identity; thinking sociologically. Year 2: theoretical criminology; research problems and methods 1; research problems and methods 2. Criminology options: media, crime and justice; forensic and social constructions of guilt; intersectionality and crime; policing and social control; prisons and punishment; terror, trials and truth commissions; becoming a victim; violence in society. Sociology/language options: bodies (biology to blushing); connected lives; identities and interactions; modernity (cities and states); popular culture and the media; risk society; utopias and dystopias; visual representation; foreign language. Year 3: the criminal justice process; extended essays or dissertation or work (practice and reflection).
The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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