Criminology and Social Policy BSc (Hons)

Loughborough University

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    3 (Politics)
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Course Summary

On our Criminology and Social Policy BSc (Hons) degree you will learn about current issues faced by policy makers and practitioners in relation to a range of contemporary social policy and crime control issues; including, crime prevention and policing, courts and sentencing, punishment and rehabilitation, as well as the changing role of social welfare policy in tackling the problem of crime and reducing reoffending behaviour. Our Criminology and Social Policy degree offers clear and defined links between the disciplines of social policy and criminology. This is delivered by a dedicated teaching team who place policy focused research and enterprise at the heart of their activities. Staffs are student-focused and working at the forefront of criminology and social policy research. The aim of our Criminology and Social Policy degree is to introduce students to key debates in both disciplines showing how they interact and overlap.

Assessment is carried out using a number of different methods. The type of method depends on the nature of the module. Methods include: Examinations; Essays; Reports; Presentations; In-class tests; Multiple choice examinations; Independent work exercises; Dissertation. A degree in Criminology and Social Policy sets you up for a bright and rewarding future. We have an excellent record in terms of our students' academic development and career progression; our graduates enter a variety of interesting professions thanks to the diversity of skills they gain from their degrees. Our students go on to a wide variety of careers in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Some enter welfare-related careers such as probation and social work, while others join the police, the prison service, management training schemes, and the personnel departments of large companies. A number go on to do postgraduate study or teacher training.

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  • A level
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
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  • Extended Project

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ABB (General Studies accepted)

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

Loughborough University is based on a fantastic 440-acre single-site campus at the heart of the UK. All undergraduate courses offer the option to include a year in industry as part of the degree. The student experience is renowned, with endless opportunities to get involved in at Loughborough Students' Union.


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