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Social Policy with Criminology BSc (Hons)

University of Bristol

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    LM49

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

    1
  • Subject Ranking

    5th

    1 (Social Policy)
  • Entry Standards

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    154

  • Graduate Prospects

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    80

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.77

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

This course allows you to specialise in the study of criminology within a social policy degree. It 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 a 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? 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 and 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; and 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.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

Grades / Points

BBC–ABB

Details

Standard offer: ABBContextual offer: BBCPlease visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

16th

About this University

The University of Bristol, founded in 1876, is one of the top 50 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). The university is at the heart of Bristol, a historic, lively and green city in the south-west of England.

Address

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Senate House

Tyndall Avenue

Bristol

BS8 1TH

UNITED KINGDOM