36 months
18350 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Social Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice (Hons) degree from University of York is ideal if you're interested in how crime is defined and how governments can deal with it, as well as how policies on crime and criminal justice relate to other areas of social policy.

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Social Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice (Hons) degree from University of York will give you a broad introduction to a range of social sciences as well as an understanding of the development of the criminal justice system and the welfare state.

A fundamental part of the degree is the work placement, offering you a chance to learn from professionals in a crime or criminal justice field.

Graduates are well equipped for careers in the police service, probation, the voluntary sector and agencies dealing with youth offending and other forms of crime.

Careers and skills

A high proportion of our graduates are employed within six months. The nature of our degree means you can pursue career-related interests throughout your study and the work-based placement is a useful opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to future employers.

Career opportunities

Typical career paths in crime and criminal justice systems include:

  • police
  • solicitor or barrister (via Law conversion courses)
  • probation officer
  • prison service
  • courts service
  • government departments and agencies
  • youth offending teams.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics and Economics for Social Policy 
  • Crime and Society 
  • Debates in Criminal Justice 
  • Victimisation and Social Harm
  • Social Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A levels

  • BBB

Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • 21 credits at Distinction and 24 credits at Merit or higher

BTEC National Extended Diploma

  • DDM

Cambridge Pre-U

  • M2, M2, M2

European Baccalaureate

  • 75 percent overall

International Baccalaureate

  • 31 points overall

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18350 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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


  • UK government loans
  • UK scholarships and bursaries
  • International scholarships
  • Country-specific funding
  • US loans

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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