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Social Policy and Criminology with Year Abroad (Hons)

48 months
20280 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Social Policy and Criminology with Year Abroad (Hons) from University of Birmingham will offer you an exciting opportunity to examine issues which strike at the heart of many contemporary political and media debates. 


Social Policy and Criminology with Year Abroad (Hons) from University of Birmingham combines popular degree subjects that offer complementary insights into a range of social problems and social harms. You will be encouraged to consider the reasons why they are designated as being either 'crimes' or 'social policy' issues and therefore are dealt with through contrasting 'welfare' or 'criminal justice' responses. Students who meet the requisite academic performance criteria will be offered the opportunity to undertake a specialist placement during the second year of their degree programme.


  • NHS management trainee scheme
  • Planning Officer
  • Charity co-ordinator
  • Marketing project manager
  • Social enterprise co-ordinator
  • Campaign manager for an MP
  • Youth worker
  • Researcher
  • Communications officer
  • Graduate land buyer
  • Benefits Officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Doing Justice
  • Comparative Social Policy
  • Contemporary Issues in Policing 
  • Poverty, Class and Inequality 
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • 'Sociology of Race’ and Ethnicity –  A Global Perspective
  • Terror, Threat and Security
  • Self and Society
  • Media and Society
  • Global Societies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Number of A levels required: 3
  • Typical offer: ABB
  • General Studies: Accepted
  • BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma are all considered. 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include English with a minimum of 32 points overall

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20280 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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