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Criminology and Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
This degree enables you to examine perspectives on the causes of crime and violence and the role and function of the criminal justice system, analysing the significance of social status in the provision of justice and rights.
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Overview

You will study social trends and investigate sociological developments and phenomena in cultural, political and historical contexts, achieved through a focus on the social structures, institutions, orthodoxies, processes, organisations and groups we live our lives within. If you want to gain expertise in the inter-related fields of criminology and sociology, keeping your options open for a wide range of potential careers, then this degree is for you. You will graduate equipped with a variety of transferable skills appropriate to reporting, presenting and working effectively on an individual and collaborative basis.

Engage in the study of crime, its causes and the role and function of the criminal justice system and gain a sociological perspective or how society works and changes.

Career Prospects

Typical careers for Criminology and Sociology graduates include working in education, social work, youth and community work, probation service, youth justice services, criminal justice agencies, care and resettlement of offenders, welfare rights, outreach work with vulnerable groups, and voluntary sector and international aid work. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to further study or research in Criminology or Sociology.

Accreditation

  • Law and Criminology at Edge Hill University ranked top in the North West for overall satisfaction, assessment and feedback, and organisation and management in the National Student Survey 2016;
  • Sociology at Edge Hill University ranked top in the North West for organisation and management and personal development in the National Student Survey 2016.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology and the Modern World 
  • Introduction to Criminological Theory 
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice Process
  • Sociology 
  • Thinking Sociologically: Sociological Theory and Applications
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Critical Criminological Theory 
  • States, Conflict and Political Violence
  • Sexualities: Identities, Politics, Cultures

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Some typical examples of how you can achieve 112 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Levels – BBC;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) – Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma – 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

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