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Social Policy with Criminology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) ,
BSc Social Policy with Criminology from University of Bristol offers the opportunity to specialise in the study of criminology within a social policy degree. 

About

The Social Policy with Criminology from University of Bristol explores the nature, extent and causes of crime, social harm and deviance in national and international contexts, as well as examining the policy responses to them within the broader conceptual and theoretical framework of social policy.

The course seeks to address key questions such as:
  • What are the serious crimes and other social harms that people experience - and why do they occur?
  • How effective is criminal justice in tackling and responding to crimes and social harms? Are rising imprisonment rates the answer?
  • Is it possible to imagine alternative systems of justice? What role does or should social policy play in these debates?

You will take a compulsory first-year unit that introduces you to the theoretical and conceptual debates about the meaning and existence of crime/harm/deviance in contemporary society.

In the second and third years you will select from a range of optional units, which may include: Youth, Sexualities and Gendered Violence; Gender-based Violence; Youth Justice; Punishment in Society.

In your third year, you will complete a dissertation in a particular area of social policy or criminology.

This course opens up a range of possible careers in the private, public and not-for profit sector, including those relating to crime and criminal justice. 

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this course based on student choices.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      6 year(s) part-time Part-time study over six years with daytime, weekday teaching

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Social Policy and the Weltare State: Historical Perspectives 
  • Critical Skills for Social Scientists: Social Policy 
  • Comparative and International Social Policy 
  • Concepts and Ideologies ot Welfare in the Contemporary World 
  • Criminological Theory: An Introduction 
  • Understanding Crime, Harm and Society 
  • Understanding Public Policy
  • Social Research Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: ABB 
  • A-level Contextual offer: BBC 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 32 points overall with 16 points at Higher Level
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements for Principal Subjects are as for A-levels, where Grade A is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 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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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
  • Part-time tuition fees will normally be charged on a pro rata basis

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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