• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The BA in (Hons) Criminology from Manchester Metropolitan University offers exciting opportunities for students to study the cutting-edge discipline of criminology in the vibrant city of Manchester. It is aimed at students who want to study crime from a critical perspective to investigate the causes, patterns, consequences and responses to crime in a social context.
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Overview

The first year introduces students to the building blocks of criminology: key concepts and theories explaining crime, key institutions of the criminal justice system, crime policy, law and practice. Students will receive training in a wide range of research methods during the first two years and be equipped to undertake their own independent research project in the final year.

Our large, multi-disciplinary department believes in offering students extensive optionality to study specific areas of criminology in depth. Throughout the BA in (Hons) Criminology from Manchester Metropolitan University, there is an emphasis on developing skills and experiences that are relevant to professional careers, including work experience, study-abroad schemes, and independent project work. If students wish, they can study a foreign language as part of their degree. In the final year students have the option of moving onto the BSc route, which means receiving extensive quantitative methods training and graduating with a BSc title.

Careers

Opportunities may exist in the established agencies of the criminal justice system (for example, the police, prisons and probation services or in the private sector companies that have undertaken the provision of criminal justice services). There is also the potential to work in areas such as probation work, housing, family care and other roles in social services. Other graduates have gone into administrative and managerial jobs in local or national government, or working in the voluntary sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Working with Quantitative Evidence
  • Punishment and (In)Justice
  • Researching Crime and Society
  • Criminology in Practice
  • Understanding Crime and Deviance

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    79

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General Requirements

  • Minimum 112 UCAS Tariff points from three A Levels or equivalent (such as BTEC National Extended Diploma at Level 3 DMM or Advanced Diploma).
  • A2 in a social science or humanities subject is required
Specific GCSE requirements
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered
Non Tariffed Qualifications
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points
International Baccalaureate points
  • 26

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 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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Part-time fees

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands students: £2312.50 per 30 credits studied per year
  • International students: £3,625 per 30 credits studied

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
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Funding

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