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University of Southampton

Sociology and Criminology

UCAS Code: LL63

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Typical offer: ABB. EPQ offer: BBB, to include grade A in the EPQ. If studying A Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics a Pass in the practical science assessment is additionally required. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are excluded for entry. The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A Levels will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Typical offer: 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at minimum Merit.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

B

Typical Offer: AB from 2 A levels and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate. If studying A Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics a Pass in the practical science assessment is additionally required. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are excluded for entry.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,M2,M2

Typical offer: D3, M2, M2. Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D3 can be used in lieu of A Level grade A or grade M2 can be used in lieu of A Level grade B.

Extended Project Qualification

A

The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A levels, will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ. For more information on the University of Southampton’s EPQ Admissions Policy, please see our EPQ Admissions Policy webpage.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Typical offer: Pass with overall score of 34 points, with 16 points required at higher level.

UCAS Tariff

128

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

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Criminology

Sociology

Uncover the next breakthrough in the relationship between social behaviour and crime. Who commits crime and why? Are some groups more likely to engage in criminal behaviour than others? Why are some behaviours classified as crimes and social problems but not others? Enrol on our BSc Sociology and Criminology degree and investigate criminal justice studies and how these link to social inequalities and difference. Our graduates go onto a variety of careers, from roles within the criminal justice system to youth and social work. 
The degree offers a high degree of flexibility allowing you to develop your own specialist research interests in the second and third years. Its prepares graduates for a career in a range of sectors, particularly in the management, planning and delivery of social and public services, as well as the criminal justice sector. It also offers an excellent foundation for professional training and postgraduate study.

Modules

Typical course content includes: Criminal Justice Studies; Transformations of The Modern World; Social Problems and Social Policy; Qualitative Research: Foundations, Principals and Skills; Research Methods in The Social Sciences;
Social Theory; Comparative Sociology; Issues in Law Enforcement and Social Control; Global Crime and Justice.

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
£16,536
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Social Sciences

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.

74%
low
Criminology
74%
low
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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
62%
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

75%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
68%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
A
359

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Public services and other associate professionals
7%
Other administrative occupations
5%
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.

Social sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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